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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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dual Destiny (approx. 3.8 miles away); Winston County Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Seaborn M. Denson and Thomas J. Denson (approx. 3.8 miles
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away); Thomas Malcolm Blake (approx. 3.8 miles away); 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 (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Double Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Godfrey College and High School (1880 - 1893): A Story of the School. Free State of Winston website entry (Submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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