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

Site Of Franklin Hall

(The Mound)

 
 
Site Of Franklin Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
1. Site Of Franklin Hall Marker
Inscription.  Franklin Hall, an early University dormitory designed by Capt. William Nichols, was erected on this site in 1835. Was one of the buildings destroyed by the Union raid on April 4, 1865. After Civil War the remains of structure were shaped into present mound. By early 20th century this mound had become traditional site for honorary tappings by The University.

Marker donated by Phi Mu Sorority in commemoration of its 50th anniversary at the University of Alabama.
 
Erected 1981 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1861.
 
Location. 33° 12.697′ N, 87° 32.824′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Capstone Drive east of Colonial Drive. The Mound is located a few yards south of the John T. Oliver-Barnard Hall building #1027 on the Campus of the University of Alabama. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscaloosa AL 35487, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Site Of Franklin Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
2. Site Of Franklin Hall and Marker
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of this marker. Oliver-Barnard Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Little Round House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gorgas House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rotunda Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shockly’s Escort Company Of Cavalry (about 300 feet away); Storrs Cadet Troop (about 300 feet away); Amelia Gayle Gorgas (about 300 feet away); University of Alabama Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Site Of Franklin Hall (The Mound) image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
3. Site Of Franklin Hall (The Mound)
Franklin Hall Steps image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 13, 2010
4. Franklin Hall Steps
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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