Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Converse College



Marker ID: SCHM 42-2
Location: Converse College campus, E Main Street, Spartanburg
County: Spartanburg
Coordinates: N 34° 57.260    W 081° 55.013
  34.954333    -81.916883
Style: Free Standing **
 



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Founded by citizens of Spartanburg in 1889 for the liberal education of women. Named for Dexter Edgar Converse, pioneer textile manufacturer. Opened in 1890 on this site, the grounds of which have been used for educational purposes since 1849.


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