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Marion Military Institute - Marion, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 37.426 W 087° 19.102
16S E 470133 N 3609623
Quick Description: Provides the history of the beginnings of the Marion Military Institute.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2013 7:04:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMJEYA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 1

Long Description:

Founded in 1842 as Howard English & Classical School by the Alabama Baptist Convention, with Dr. S. S. Sherman as President, it later became Howard College. Lovelace Hall (Old South Barracks), built 1854, & the Chapel, built 1857, served the Confederacy as Breckenridge Military Hospital 1863-65 & along with the President's House, built 1912, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With the removal of Howard (now Samford University) to Birmingham in 1887, the remaining faculty & students under President J. T. Murfee reorganized as Marion Military Institute, a military preparatory school, junior college, & secondary school. The Institute is justly proud that Woodrow Wilson was the Government Day speaker in 1905; the ROTC program was established in 1916; the stained glass windows in the chapel were designed by James D'Assenzo; & the Alabama Military Hall of Honor was established here in 1975.
Marker Name: Marion Military Institute

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Located on Washington Street, the Institute was founded as a Baptist institution on a farm near Greensboro in 1833 and was known as Howard College. The school relocated to Marion in 1841 and officially began in 1842 as a school for boys.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1989

Marker Number: Not Listed

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