Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Furman University

Marker ID: SCHM 23-14
Location: Court Square, between Church Street and Howe Street, Greenville, SC
County: Greenville
Coordinates: N 34° 50.408    W 082° 24.202
  34.840133    -82.403367
Style: Free Standing **


Established 1825 by the S. C. Baptist Convention, the Furman Academy and Theological Institution opened at Edgefield, 1826, moved to Sumter District, 1829-34, and to Fairfield, 1837-50. Chartered in 1850 as Furman University, it opened in Greenville, 1851, and for over a century, 1852-1958, occupied this site purchased from Vardry McBee. In the summer of 1958, Furman moved to a new campus six miles north of town.

Erected by Furman University - 1975


More Information:
Wikipedia - Furman University
The Official website - Furman Universit