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Samford University - Birmingham, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 27.780 W 086° 47.424
16S E 519477 N 3702636
Quick Description: Samford University - Birmingham, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2011 7:29:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMCP71
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 5

Long Description:
The marker is at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Sherman Circle, in the median on Lakeshore Drive in front of the entrance to Samford University. Placed by the Alabama Historical Association.
Marker Name: Samford University

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Marker Text: Multiple purpose Christian university founded in 1841 as Howard College by Alabama Baptists at Marion. Moved to East Lake, Birmingham, 1887. Established on this campus 1957. Acquired Cumberland School of Law, Lebanon, Tennessee 1961. College rechartered 1965 as Samford University in honor of Frank Park Samford and his family.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1966

Marker Number: None

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