Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Wofford College



Marker ID: SCHM 42-18
Location: on the northeast side of Church Street, between Evins and College Streets.
County: Spartanburg
Coordinates: N 34° 57.521    W 081° 56.341
  34.958683    -81.939017
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Wofford College, chartered in 1851, was established by a $100,000 bequest from the Rev. Benjamin Wofford of Spartanburg, who envisioned a college for “literary, classical and scientific education” affiliated with the Methodist Church. The college opened in the fall of 1854 and still occupies its historic campus, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Wofford´s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, chartered in 1941, was the first at a private college in South Carolina.


Notes:

Replaces marker 42-3

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