Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Charles P. Adams
July 21, 1873 – June 27, 1961
Charles Philip Adams, Brusly native and Tuskegee Institute graduate, followed Booker T. Washington’s advice to travel to North Louisiana to develop a school. On November 1, 1901, Adams founded and opened the school in Lincoln Parish which in 1974 became known as Grambling State University. Adams maintained his residence at the school until his death, only returning to Brusly for visits.
Erected by Town Of Brusly.
Location. 30° 23.17′ N, 91° 14.68′ W. Marker is in Brusly, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on State Highway 1 near St. Francis Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Town of Brusly Memorial Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Brusly LA 70719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Open Sugar Kettles (here, next to this marker); Brusly, Louisiana (a few steps from this marker); New Brusly Town Hall Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Herbert Osborn Dickerson (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Lukeville School (approx. 0.3 miles Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Molaisonville / St. James Square (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brusly.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.