Athens in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
a liberal arts college
— 1822 —
founded by patriotic citizens
Raised to college level
under Methodist patronage
First college building,
Founders Hall (1842-3),
still used for classes
Unbroken service since 1822
Erected by Alabama Historical Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Buildings.
Location. 34° 48.382′ N, 86° 58.082′ W. Marker is in Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Pryor Street just from N. Beaty Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 Pryor Street, Athens AL 35611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Athens College Veteran's Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scenes From Hobbs & Market Streets (approx. ¼ mile away); Athens Big Spring Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Trinity School Cistern (approx. ¼ mile away); Faces of Market Street First United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); North Side of Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Limestone County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.