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Leighton in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

LaGrange College

 
 
LaGrange College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 27, 2019
1. LaGrange College Marker
Inscription.  
This is the site of
LaGrange College
Chartered in 1830 by act of
the Legislature of Alabama
An Institution of High Order for men
attended chiefly by students
from the southern states.

The college was burned April 28, 1863
by Federal Cavalry Commanded by
Colonel Florence M. Cornyn
under General Granville Dodge.

Presidents
Bishop Robert Paine 1830-1846
Dr. Edward Wadsworth 1846-1852
James W. Hardy 1852-1853
Rev. Smith Moore 3 months 1853
Dr. R. H. Rivers 1854-1855
Rev. Felix Johnson 1855-1858
Col. J. W. Robertson 1858-1862

 
Erected 1950.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 28, 1838.
 
Location. 34° 39.704′ N, 87° 33.643′ W. Marker is in Leighton, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is on Lagrange College Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1491 Lagrange College Road, Leighton AL 35646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LaGrange Military Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also
LaGrange College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2009
2. LaGrange College Marker
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named LaGrange College (approx. 0.6 miles away); History of Leighton United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); History of Leighton (approx. 3.4 miles away); William Leigh (approx. 3.9 miles away); Belle Mont (approx. 6.1 miles away); Howell & Graves School (approx. 6˝ miles away); History of Muscle Shoals, Alabama (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leighton.
 
Statue and Memorial Stones image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 30, 2009
3. Statue and Memorial Stones
Tombstones at Lagrange College image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 30, 2009
4. Tombstones at Lagrange College
LaGrange College Sign image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 21, 2009
5. LaGrange College Sign
Site of LaGrange College image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 30, 2009
6. Site of LaGrange College
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,388 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on October 27, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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