Leighton in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
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.
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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • War, 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 (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. 6½ miles away); History of Muscle Shoals, Alabama (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leighton.
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 1,454 times since then and 25 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.