Yadkin College, High Point
The Yadkin College marker is a simple rectangular bronze tablet attached to a tall narrow rough cut block of granite about four-feet high.
Images (by Devry Becker Jones, courtesy of HMdb.org): View of Jamestown Female College and Yadkin College markers
1856 1924 / 1881 / A METHODIST PROTESTANT INSTITUTION. AWARDED / DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS. CONDUCTED UNTIL SAID / CHURCH OPENED HIGH POINT COLLEGE. / BUILDERS / FIRST CAMPUS AND BUILDING DONATED BY HON. HENRY WALSER, / FOUNDER, 1956; FURNISHING BY D.L. MICHAEL. SECOND CAMPUS / OBTAINED FROM LUCY (WALSER) OAKES; ARCHITECT, H. BENTLEY / (WALSER) OWEN; BUILDING BEGUN 1881, COMPLETED UNDER / PRESIDENCY GEORGE W. HOLMES, EDUCATOR AND GOSPEL MINISTER. / BOARD CHAIRMEN: HENRY WALSER AND GAITHER WALSER.
PRESIDENTS / [Left Column] J.A. OAKES, ACTING, 1856-1861 / G.W. HEGE 1856-1861 / H.T. PHILLIPS 1867-1871 / J.C.DEANS 1871-1873 / S. SIMPSON, PH. D. 1873-1783 / [Right Column] R.H. WILLIS 1883-1885 / W.A. ROGERS 1885-1887 / A.R. MORGAN 1887-1889 / G.W. HOLMES 1890-1899 / W.T. TOTTEN 1899-1924
EXECUTIVES / F.T. WALSER, R.T. PICKENS BEGAN CO-ED 1878, A. BAKER, Z.V. WALSER / G.W. GOOCH, SALLY (WALSER) OAKES WRIGHT MUSIC, E.P. MENDHALL, / N.C. STOUT, LELIA BYERLY AND J. FELIX TOTEN
BY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION: EXECUTIVE MARKER COMMITTEE / PRES. C.E. FURLINES, D.D., LL.D., LIT.D., ’95 SUPT. S.W. TAYLOR, D.D., ’02 / ?I?N H.B. (WALSER) PHILLIPS, PH.D., LT., D., ’98 HON. Z.I. WALSER, LIT.B., ’90 / PROF. H.R. TOTEN, PH.D. ’09 REV. G.L. CURRY, B.D., 04 / MRS. LUCY (WALSER) OWEN ENGLISH ’16 REV. O.B. MICHAEL, S.T.D., ’15 / PRESIDENT 1940 HISTORIAN
High Point University
June 24, 1941
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“Yadkin College Planning Anniversary Celebration,” Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), June 19, 1941
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Yadkin College Alumni Association
Yadkin College was one of three institutions founded by the Methodist Church in North Carolina in the last half of the 19th century and first quarter of the 20th century. The others being Jamestown Female College (Academy) in 1858 and High Point College (University) in 1924. Yadkin College, located in Davidson County, closed in 1924 when High Point College opened. The inscription is dated 1940 which is the year the alumni association voted to place this marker and one almost identical at the actual Yadkin College site in Davidson County, NC. Both were placed and dedicated in 1941. The marker at the Yadkin College site was dedicated on June 26, 1941.
The marker is located on Extraordinary Way just west of Montlieu Avenue, on the right when traveling west. It is on the campus of High Point University, High Point, NC.
The memorial stands on the lawn, among scattered trees, outside of Roberts Hall. A few feet from this marker stands one to Jamestown Female College.