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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wesleyan Hall 1855

 
 
Wesleyan Hall 1855 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
1. Wesleyan Hall 1855 Marker
Inscription.  Chartered 1856 as Florence Wesleyan University, R.H. Rivers, President. Regarded as North Alabama's most eminent landmark, this Gothic Revival Structure was designed by Adolphus Heiman, Nashville, And built by Zebulon Pike Morrison, Florence, as new home for LaGrange College (organized 1830 by Methodists). Used by both armies at various times during Civil War. Deeded to State of Alabama, 1872, as first coeducational teacher training institution south of Ohio River. School expanded to become University of North Alabama in 1974. Listed National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 48.542′ N, 87° 40.725′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Cramer Way. On the University of North Alabama Campus in front of Wesleyan Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wesleyan Bell (here, next to this marker);
Wesleyan Hall part of Campus UNA image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 20, 2010
2. Wesleyan Hall part of Campus UNA
Florence State Teachers College (here, next to this marker); 1st Lt. Chadwick McFall Barber (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial Trees (about 500 feet away); Major General George Washington Goethals' Home (about 600 feet away); George H. Carroll Lion Habitat (about 600 feet away); Locust Dell Academy (about 600 feet away); Coffee High School (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Wesleyan Hall, a State Landmark. Article in Times Daily by William McDonald (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
Wesleyan Hall image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 19, 2009
3. Wesleyan Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,548 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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