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This Day in Georgia History

January 14, 1833

Mercer Institute Began

Mercer Institute began operations in a rural area seven miles north of Greensboro in Greene County. Four years later, the legislature enacted its charter, renaming it Mercer University. Mercer remained open during the Civil War–the only college to do so. In 1871, Mercer University moved to Macon. For more information, see Mercer University. [Submitted by Michael Cass, Mercer University]

To view an image of one of the original buildings of Mercer Institute, see the Digital Library of Georgia.