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Greensboro in Hale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Southern University

 
 
Southern University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 28, 2010
1. Southern University Marker
Inscription. Merged in 1918 as part of Birmingham Southern College.

Founded here in 1856 by Methodist Church.

Weathered War and Reconstruction to prosper in late 1800’s. Moved to Birmingham in 1918 on merger with Birmingham College, founded in 1896 by Methodists.
 
Erected 1956 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 41.927′ N, 87° 35.096′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Alabama, in Hale County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (State Highway 69) and Amory Street on State Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19518 Alabama Hwy 69, Greensboro AL 36744, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Greensboro Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gayle - Tunstall House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Magnolia Grove (approx. 1.3 miles away); Oak Grove School (approx. 11.9 miles away); Dr. Benjamin M. Duggar (approx. 14.7 miles away); St. Andrew’s Church (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Education
 
Southern University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 28, 2010
2. Southern University Marker
The former site of Southern University image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 28, 2010
3. The former site of Southern University
Southern University's Main Hall image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress' Historic American Buildings Survey
4. Southern University's Main Hall
Built in the 1850's and was destroyed by a tornado in 1973.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,045 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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