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Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Brigham Young University - Idaho

 
 
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By Jack Duffy, September 6, 2010
1. Brigham Young University - Idaho Marker
Inscription.  Brigham Young University - Idaho had its beginning in 1888 as an academy affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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 & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
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.
Brigham Young University - Idaho Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, September 6, 2010
2. Brigham Young University - Idaho Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 West 2nd South, Rexburg ID 83440, United States of America. 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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