Historic Markers Across Georgia

Site of First Classes

Marker ID:  
Location: 316 College Ave, Athens, GA
County: Clarke
Coordinates: N 33° 57.349    W 083° 22.476
  33.95581666    -83.3746
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Site of First Classes

The University of Georgia, created by the Georgia General Assembly on January 27, 1785, is this nation's first state-chartered university. This building stands near the spot in a forest clearing where Josiah Meigs taught the first university classes in September, 1801.