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Athens in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Athens College

a liberal arts college

 

1822

 
Athens College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 4, 2009
1. Athens College Marker
Inscription.
Athens Female Academy
founded by patriotic citizens
1843
Raised to college level
under Methodist patronage
First college building,
Founders Hall (1842-3),
still used for classes
Unbroken service since 1822

 
Erected by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 34° 48.382′ N, 86° 58.082′ W. Marker is in Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Pryor Street just from N. Beaty Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 Pryor Street, Athens AL 35611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Athens College Veteran's Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scenes From Hobbs & Market Streets (approx. mile away); Athens Big Spring Memorial Park (approx. mile away); Trinity School Cistern (approx. mile away); Faces of Market Street (approx. mile away); North Side of Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Town Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); A County Older Than the State (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Athens College/Athens Female Academy image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 4, 2009
2. Athens College/Athens Female Academy
Athens Female Academy/Athens State College image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 4, 2009
3. Athens Female Academy/Athens State College
Athens State College Alabama's Oldest Institution of higher learning in continuous service since 1822--------- National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century project of the Alabama State Society marked by Colonel Walter Aston Chapter on June 22, 1996
Athens College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 20, 2011
4. Athens College Marker
Marker seen looking west on Pryor Street. Founders Hall to the left.
Founders Hall marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 20, 2011
5. Founders Hall marker
Located to the right of the main entrance doors.
McCandless Hall & building marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 20, 2011
6. McCandless Hall & building marker
McCandless Hall, built in 1912. Building marker can be seen to the right.
Brown Hall and building marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 20, 2011
7. Brown Hall and building marker
Brown Hall, 1912, located to the east of Founders Hall. McCandless Hall can be seen on the right.
Founders Hall marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 20, 2011
8. Founders Hall marker
Small markers similar to this one mark many of the campus buildings, providing name of the building and the year in which it was built.
Athens State College Historic District NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 20, 2011
9. Athens State College Historic District NRHP Marker
Located in a small plaza near McCandless Hall behind Founders Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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