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Carroll County Historical Markers

Whatley Memorial Historic Park


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Whatley Memorial Historic Park
  • Location: On College View Street at Ellenwood Drive, Bowdon

WHATLEY MEMORIAL HISTORIC PARK

This park is the last piece of unused land of the original campus of Bowdon College (1856-1936). It was also the backyard of the McDaniel-Whatley home, the last remaining building of that institution. Mr. Vachel D. Whatley Sr. graduated from Bowdon College in 1893 and served as school president 1897-1900 and again 1907-1912. The Whatley family donated this park to the city of Bowdon on August 2, 2003.