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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Florida A&M University

 
 
Florida A&M University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
1. Florida A&M University Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1887 as the State Normal College for Colored Students, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is the only historically state supported educational facility for African Americans in Florida. It has always been co-educational. In 1890, the second Morrill Act was passed. This enabled the school to become the Black Land Grant College for the State of Florida. In 1891, the college was moved from its original location west of town to its present location, which was once the site of “Highwood,” Territorial Governor W.P. Duvalís slave plantation. It is on one of the highest hills in Tallahassee. The school was known as Florida A&M College from 1909 until 1953, when it attained university status.
On May 6, 1996, the historic Florida A&M College campus was listed in the National Register of Historic Places based on the schoolís historic significance and the architectural style of its buildings. The designation also recognized the national achievements and contributions of FAMU students, alumni, faculty and staff. In 1997, in national competition, FAMU was named “College of the Year” in Time Magazineís Princeton Review.
Florida Heritage Landmark

 
Erected 1998 by the Black Archives, Research Center and Museum at
Florida A&M University Lee Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
2. Florida A&M University Lee Hall
Florida A&M University and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-389.)
 
Location. 30° 25.611′ N, 84° 17.141′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is at the intersection of South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Palmer Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is right across the road from Lee Hall. This road is normally for official vehicles only. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1645 South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Tallahassee FL 32310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilhelmina Jakes And Carrie Patterson: Initiators of The Tallahassee Bus Boycott (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Florida A&M University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chandler's Tourist Camp (approx. half a mile away); Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Railroad Company Freight Depot (approx.
Florida A&M University Entrance & similar marker (left) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
3. Florida A&M University Entrance & similar marker (left)
half a mile away); Capt. John Parkhill (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Union Bank of Florida (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
More about this marker. Almost a duplicate of a marker at Palmer and South Adams Street at entrance to Florida A&M University.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  History of FAMU -. (Submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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