Located 75 miles southwest of Charlotte, NC is the small town of Spartansburg, SC which is home to Wofford College. This 4-year private college, founded in 1854 sits on 175 acres of history. Founded before the Civil War, it is one of very few colleges to remain at its original location. The 48 building campus is on the National Register of Historic Places and the entire campus was designated as an arboretum; including membership in the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. Wofford College was founded by Methodist minister, Rev. Benjamin Wofford who wanted to create a college for “literary, classical, and scientific education in my native district of Spartanburg.” Notable alumni of the school include Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson and ESPN reporter Wendy Nix.