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Clarke County Historical Markers

Lucy Cobb Institute


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Lucy Cobb Institute
  • Location: 201 N. Milledge Ave., Athens

LUCY COBB INSTITUTE (1858-1931)

Lucy Cobb Institute, a College for Girls,

was established in 1858 through the effort

of T.R.R. Cobb and named for his daughter,

Lucy. Later, three of his nieces taught

here: Miss Mildred Rutherford, Principal,

Mrs. Mary Ann Lipscomb, Mrs. Bessie Rutherford

Mell. Closed as a school for girls in 1931, it serves

as a dormitory for girls attending the

University of Georgia.

Nearby is Seney-Stoval Chapel, named for

George I. Seney who contributed the funds to

build it and Miss Nellie Stovall who solicited

his help. He also gave a pipe organ and

paintings for the walls of Lucy Cobb.

“Her Alumnae Rise Up and Call Her Blessed”

029-8 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958