Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Camp Hill in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lyman Ward Military Academy

 
 
Lyman Ward Military Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, October 13, 2007
1. Lyman Ward Military Academy Marker
Inscription. Lyman Ward Military Academy was founded in 1898 as the Southern Industrial Institute by Dr. Lyman Ward, a Universalist minister from New York. Dr. Ward established SII to educate the poor children of Alabama, many of whom had few opportunities due to the devastation caused by the Civil War and subsequent Reconstruction. With donations received from the citizens of Camp Hill and assistance from fellow reformers like Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee Institute, Ward began his school with the goal of preparing young men and women for what he felt was "the work of life".
 
Erected 2007 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 48.12′ N, 85° 39.51′ W. Marker is in Camp Hill, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Pittman Avenue (State Highway 50) and Ward Circle, on the right when traveling west on Pittman Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camp Hill AL 36850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Universalist Church of Camp Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edward Bell High School/Alma Mater (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fletcher Napoleon Farrington, Sr.
Unveiling and Dedication of the Lyman Ward Military Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, October 13, 2007
2. Unveiling and Dedication of the Lyman Ward Military Academy Marker
Left to Right: Major Joe Watson, Sen. Ted Little, Col. Wesley P. Smith (former school President 1959-1989 and Graduate of The Southern Industrial Institute), and George Wallace, Jr.
(approx. 6.4 miles away); Johnson J. Hooper (approx. 6.4 miles away); Tallapoosa County Peace Officers (approx. 6.4 miles away); Alabama Mills WWII Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Tallapoosa County World War I Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away); Battle Of Horseshoe Bend (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Camp Hill.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located next to the East entrance to the campus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lyman Ward Military Academy's Website. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. LWMA - SII Alumni Website. This site contains stories of students who attended SII and LWMA. Also more in-depth history of the school. (Submitted on December 13, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Faculty and Students of SII and LWMA
Historical Marker Correspondent Tim Carr graduated from LWMA in 1982.
    — Submitted
Entrance To Lyman Ward Military Academy image. Click for full size.
By TRCP Alliance, May 4, 2013
3. Entrance To Lyman Ward Military Academy
December 13, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.

 
Categories. African AmericansEducationMilitary
 
Tallapoosa Hall, built circa 1930 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, December 7, 2008
4. Tallapoosa Hall, built circa 1930
Tallaposa Hall is the main academic building.
Ross Hall, built circa 1925 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, October 13, 2007
5. Ross Hall, built circa 1925
Ross Hall is the oldest surviving building on campus. This building has been, a classroom building, basketball gym, dormitory, dining hall, infirmary, staff housing, and now the ROTC building and armory.
Lyman Ward Military Academy Campus image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, October 13, 2007
6. Lyman Ward Military Academy Campus
Hill Hall and Headquarters Building.
Cadet Corp In Formation For Parents Day Parade 1986 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, 1986
7. Cadet Corp In Formation For Parents Day Parade 1986
Cadet Battalion Staff passing the Reviewing Stand, Military Day Parade 1982 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 20, 1982
8. Cadet Battalion Staff passing the Reviewing Stand, Military Day Parade 1982
Left to Right: Cadets Wanda Williams, Tim Carr, Patrick Mareman, Jose Leon, Emory Combs, and Bonita Keel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,446 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement