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 George Washington Scott

George Washington Scott

Birth
Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Oct 1903 (aged 74)
Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Plot Old Cemetery
Memorial ID 9799 · View Source
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Educator. He was the founder and main benefactor of the school that eventually became Agnes Scott College (first known as the Decatur Female Seminary in 1887). He was a Decatur industrialist who in 1890 donated land, equipment, the first building, and money for a permanent endowment to the school. In 1906 it was renamed in honor of his mother, and in 1907 it became one of the first accredited colleges or universities in Georgia.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9799
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Scott (22 Feb 1829–3 Oct 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9799, citing Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .