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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Southern University

 
 
Southern University Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. Southern University Marker
Inscription. First State institution of learning for Blacks. Founded in New Orleans in 1880, as State declared college. Became land grant college in 1890, moved to Baton Rouge in 1914. Founder and first president, Dr. J. S. Clark, native of Louisiana.
 
Location. 30° 31.242′ N, 91° 10.763′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Scenic Highway (U.S. 61) near Harding Blvd. (Louisiana Highway 408), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Very busy major intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Southern University (approx. 1.1 miles away); Scott's Bluff (approx. 1.1 miles away); Poplar Grove Plantation (approx. 2.4 miles away); James "Slim Harpo" Moore (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sunrise (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Old Governor's Mansion (approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Southern University Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. Southern University Marker
 
 
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