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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 Systems Design of Tallahassee and The Florida Department
Florida A&M University image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
2. Florida A&M University
of State. (Marker Number F-397.)
 
Location. 30° 25.615′ N, 84° 16.921′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is at the intersection of South Adams Street (State Road 363) and Palmer Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Adams Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: South Adams Street, Tallahassee FL 32301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Florida A&M University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilhelmina Jakes And Carrie Patterson: Initiators of The Tallahassee Bus Boycott (approx. ľ mile away); Chandler's Tourist Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Railroad Company Freight Depot (approx. 0.7 miles 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 Martin Luther King Jr, Boulevard on Florida A&M University.
 
Related marker.
Florida A&M University Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 6, 2014
3. Florida A&M University Entrance
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Florida A&M University History. (Submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 28 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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