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Howard College - Birmingham, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 33.628 W 086° 43.489
16S E 525542 N 3713457
Quick Description: Howard College Historical Marker, Birmingham, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2011 2:58:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMCPHB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 4

Long Description:
Historical marker on the second location of Howard College, which later became Samford University (see WMCP71). The marker is located in the 7700 block of Second Avenue South. The marker was placed by the Alabama Historical Association.
Marker Name: Howard College

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Founded in 1841 at Marion in Perry County by Alabama Baptists, Howard College was named for British prison reformer John Howard. The liberal arts college moved to this site in 1887 and relocated to its present campus in Homewood, Alabama in 1957. It was renamed Samford University in 1965.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1963

Marker Number: None

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