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

Site of Huntsville Female College

1851-1895

 
 
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Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, November 11, 2010
1. Site of Huntsville Female College Marker
Inscription.  Organized in 1851 under the direction of the Methodist Episcopal Church, so this institution became one of the finest of its kind in the South in the education of girls from the primary through the college level.

Its aim was to "secure the symmetrical development of body, mind, and soul."

Destroyed by fire January 4, 1895.

Architect George Steele.
 
Erected 1959 by Huntsville Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1803.
 
Location. 34° 43.974′ N, 86° 34.879′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is on Randolph Avenue SE west of Figures Alley SE, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 Randolph Avenue SE, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple B’nai Sholom (about 600 feet away); Huntsville Female Seminary (about 700 feet away); Votes for Women
Site of Huntsville Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, November 11, 2010
2. Site of Huntsville Female College Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calhoun House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Methodism brought into area 1807 First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Site of Huntsville Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, November 11, 2010
3. Site of Huntsville Female College Marker
Looking west along Randolph Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,095 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022