John Pritiskutch Reproductions

History of Lebanon County - Palatinate College

The following is reproduced from the 1875 Atlas of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Palatinate College was chartered in the year 1868, and is invested with full collegiate powers. It is presided over by the Rev. G. W. Aughinbaugh, D.D., who is assisted by three regular Professors, together with three assistant teachers. The institution is under the jurisdiction of the Lebanon Classis of the Reformed Church. It is the aim of the Classis, the Board of Trustees, and the Faculty, to make it a home of christian nurture.

The location of the College in the well known Lebanon Valley, near the quiet and pleasant village of Myerstown, amid scenery embracing almost every element of picturesque beauty, commends it to the public favor. The grounds are ample, elevated and attractive. In full view from the building, and one-half mile distant, passes the Lebanon Valley Railroad, the great thoroughfare from Harrisburg to New York and Philadelphia, by way of Reading.

The number of students in attendance during 1874 was 209. At present writing, an addition to the College is being erected, which is rendered necessary by the rapidly increasing patronage of the institution.