History of Civil Engineering:

• In the beginning, Civil Engineering included all engineers that did not practice military engineering; said to have begun in 18th century France.
• First “Civil Engineer” was an Englishman, John Smeaton in 1761.
• Civil engineers have saved more lives than all the doctors in history — development of clean water and sanitation systems.
• Henry H. White, first KY Civil Engineering Graduate from Bacon (Georgetown) College in 1840.
• Fall of 1886, “State College” (UK) established civil engineering degree.
• John Wesley Gunn of Lexington received first Civil Engineering degree from A & M College (UK) in 1890.


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