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696 COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES.
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, IA.
This institution is located at Bloomington. It was founded in 1816. It is under the direction of
the Episcopalians. Valuable reservations of land were provided for the benefit of this college, which,
when sold, it was supposed, would produce a fund of $60,000 or more. Two college buildings have
been erected, one 40 feet by 30, the other 75 by 55, and three stories high. The college has a pleas-
ant situation. The number of instructors is 4. The number of students in 1850 was 97, and the
whole number of alumni 108. The libraries contain 5000 volumes. Commencement is on the first
Wednesday after the second Monday in August. The president is Rev. Andrew Wylie, D. D.
INDIANA ASBURY UNIVERSITY, IA.
This institution is under the direction of the Methodists. It was founded in 1839, and is located
at Greencastle. It has 7 instructors. Students in 1850, 72; alumni, 64; libraries, 2700 volumes.
Commencement is on the third Wednesday in July. Rev. L. W. Berry, D. D., is president.
IOWA COLLEGE, IO.
Located at Davenport, Iowa, on the Mississippi River, nearly opposite to the mouth of Rock
River. The preparatory department was opened November, 1848, and the first college class, con-
sisting of six young men, w'as formed in August, 1850. One edifice of brick, 35 feet by 50, with 18
feet walls, has been erected. This is designed ultimately for the college chapel. Professors, 2, be-
sides the principal of the preparatory department.
JACKSON COLLEGE, TE.
Founded in 1833, and located at Columbia. Instructors, 5; students in 1850, 26; alumni, 46;
volumes in the library, 2500. Commencement is on St. John's day, June 24. B. H. Ragsdale
JEFFERSON COLLEGE, PA.
This institution was incorporated in 1802. It is located at Canonsburg, Washington co., 18 miles
south-west of Pittsburg. It has 8 instructors, 197 students, and about 1000 alumni. Libraries, 10,000
volumes. Agreeably to a special act of the legislature, provision is made for a thorough English
and mercantile education, to qualify persons for teaching common schools, in which a preference is
given, in respect to gratuitous instruction, to the sons of citizens of Pennsylvania. Commencement
is on the second Wednesday in June. This college has a flourishing medical department established
at Philadelphia, which has given diplomas to over 1800 graduates. It has seven professors. Stu-
dents attending the lectures in 1850, 516. Lectures commence first Monday in November. Rev. A.
B. Brown, D. D., is president of the college.
KENYON COLLEGE, O.
This college is located at Gambier, Knox co. It was founded in 1827, and is under the direction
of the Episcopalians. A diocesan theological seminary is connected with it. About $13,000 was
collected in England for the support of this college. Its libraries contain about 7500 volumes. In-
structors, 5; students in 1850, 50; alumni, 160. Commencement is on the first Wednesday in Au-
gust. Rev. Sherlock A. Bronson, D. D., is president.
KNOX COLLEGE, IS.
This college is located at Galesburg, about 50 miles west of Peoria. The township was originally
purchased with a view to the establishment and endowment of the college. The college was opened
in 1837. In 1850 it had 5 instructors and 58 students. It has an academy, or preparatory depart-
ment, with a considerable number of students. It has about 3000 volumes in its libraries. Com-
mencement is on the fourth Wednesday in June. Rev. Jonathan Blanchard is president.
KNOXVILLE COLLEGE, TE.
This institution is at Knoxville, in East Tennessee. It was founded in 1792. It has 5 instruct-
ors. The number of students in 1850 was 57, and of alumni 122. The libraries contain 4500
volumes. Commencement is on the first Wednesday in August. Joseph Estabrook, A. M., is
LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, PA.
Incorporated in 1826, at Easton, in Northampton co., on the Delaware River. It had, in 1850,
7 instructors and 82 students. Libraries, 5400 volumes. Commencement is on the third Wednesday
in September. Rev. George Junkin, D. D., is president.
LA GRANGE COLLEGE, AA.
Founded at La Grange, in 1831. This college is under the direction of the Methodists. In 1850
it had 6 instructors, 76 students, and 130 alumni. Library, 3000 volumes. Its commencement is on
the first Wednesday in June. Edward Wadsworth president.
A Gazetteer of the United States of America by John Hayward.
Hartford, CT: Case, Tiffany and Company. 1853. Public domain