Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Brigham Young University - Idaho
Initially known as Bannock Stake Academy. It was renamed Fremont Stake Academy, Smith Academy, and Ricks Academy, Ricks Normal College, and eventually Ricks College. The name memorializes Thomas E. Ricks who founded Rexburg in 1883. In 2001, Ricks College became BYU-Idaho, a four year university and Idaho's largest private institution of higher education.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 404.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 43° 49.3′ N, 111° 47.167′ W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is on 2nd South, on the right when traveling east. North of the BYU-Idaho football stadium. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ricks College (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Porter Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Rexburg Public Square (approx. ¼ mile away); The Teton Dam Flood Marker (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rexburg Tabernacle Centennial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hitching Post (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rexburg.
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