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Ohio Department of Industrial and Economic Development
Description: A photograph of Marietta College's campus in Washington County. Marietta College is one of Ohio's oldest continually operating institutions of higher education. In 1830, the Reverend Luther Bingham established the Institute for Education. Bingham was a pastor in the Congregationalist Church and sought to educate others in his church's beliefs. Unfortunately for Bingham, his school failed financially in 1832. Local citizens in Marietta then created the Marietta Collegiate Institute and Western Teachers' Seminary, a non-denominational institution. In 1835, this college became known simply as Marietta College. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06540
Subjects: Marietta (Ohio); Universities and colleges Ohio; Education, Higher--Ohio--History
Places: Marietta (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio)