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Q: What are the former names of Georgia College?

A: GC was founded in 1889 as Georgia Normal and Industrial College (GN&IC). In 1922, the name changed to Georgia State College for Women (GSCW). In 1961, the name was changed to the Women's College of Georgia (WCG). In 1967, the name was changed to Georgia College at Milledgeville, and in 1971, the name was shortened to Georgia College. In 1996, the name was again changed to its present name Georgia College & State University. As of Fall 2010, the name was rebranded to Georgia College, Georgia's Public Liberal Arts University.

Q: Where can I find more information about the history of GC?

A: Information about GC can be found on the online About Georgia College.

Q: When was Georgia Military College established?

A: 1879

Q: Where is Georgia Military College located?

A: GMC is located on the grounds of Statehouse Square and occupies the old capital building.

Q: What is the former name of Georgia Military College?

A: The school was originally known as Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College.

Q: When did the name change to Georgia Military College?

A: 1900

Q: Where can I find more information on Georgia Military College?

A: More information can be found at the Georgia Military College website.

Q: When was Oglethorpe University built?

A: Oglethorpe was chartered in 1835 and began operations in 1838 as one of the earliest denominational institutions in the South.

Q: Where was Oglethorpe University located?

A: It was located at Midway, a small community near Milledgeville.

Q: What happened to Oglethorpe University during the Civil War?

A: The buildings were used for barracks and hospitals until the school closed in 1862.

Q: Where can I find more information about Oglethorpe University?

A: More information can be found on the Oglethorpe University website.

Q: When was a school system established in Milledgeville?

A: In 1817, the state legislature established a school fund to operate academies in Georgia. In 1823, legislation passed to establish a common school system in Baldwin County that would be supported by local taxes.

Q: What are the earliest schools in Milledgeville and Baldwin County?

A: In 1826, the Corinth Academy and the Lonicera Academy for boys at Midway were chartered. Two academies, one for males and one for females, were located on Penitentiary Square.

Q: What was the first female school in Baldwin County?

A: Farish Carter established the Scottsboro Female Institute in 1828 as the first female school in Baldwin County.

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