Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Clemson University



Marker ID: SCHM 39-9
Location: on Old Greenville Hwy (93), Clemson, SC
County: Pickens
Coordinates: N 34° 40.796    W 082° 49.586
  34.679933    -82.826433
Style: Free Standing **
 



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Clemson University was founded in 1889 as the Clemson Agricultural College of S.C., with its origins in the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 creating public land-grant colleges. It was established by a gequest from Thomas Green Clemson (1807-1888), noted scientiest, agriculturist, and son-in-law of John C. Calhoun, whose plantation at Fort Hill formed the core of the new college campus.


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