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Near Double Springs in Winston County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Godfrey College and High School

 
 
Godfrey College and High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton
1. Godfrey College and High School Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1880 by Robert Gold Isbell, President, alumnus of Vanderbilt University, under the jurisdiction of the North Alabama Methodist Conference, one mile west on the Cheatham Road at the town of Motes. Elijah Blanton, Hugh W. Isbell, W.R. Atkins and Andrew J. Ingle, Trustees. Two-story college building and three-story dormitory burned in 1889. Abandoned in 1893.
 
Erected by Descendants of Faculty, Students and their Loving Friends.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 34° 5.509′ N, 87° 23.616′ W. Marker is near Double Springs, Alabama, in Winston County. Marker is at the intersection of Alabama Route 195 and County Road 327, on the right when traveling south on State Route 195. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Double Springs AL 35553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Anthony Winston (approx. 8˝ miles away); Willis Farris (approx. 8˝ miles away); Richard Elliott Payne (approx. 8˝ miles away); The Jail at Houston / Houston-County Seat of Winston
View of marker looking north on State Route 195. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 19, 2020
2. View of marker looking north on State Route 195.
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(approx. 8˝ miles away); M1841 Mountain Howitzer (approx. 8˝ miles away); Old Arley School (approx. 10 miles away); The Party Line - The “Talking Machine” (approx. 10 miles away); Arley, Alabama (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Godfrey College and High School (1880 - 1893): A Story of the School. (Submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 17, 2022