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

Auburn University

Alabama’s Land-Grant University

 
 
Auburn University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 16, 2011
1. Auburn University Marker
Inscription.  This title given by Legislature in 1960 followed start of second century of growth in diverse services to state, nation. This act confirmed name “Auburn” used popularly from its founding by Methodists as East Alabama Male College in 1856. Methodists deeded college to State in 1872 to become under the Land Grant Act, Agricultural & Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899, with growth, name changed to Alabama Polytechnic Institute. “Owing much to the past, Auburn’s mission makes its greater debt ever to the future.”
 
Erected 1994 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 32° 36.254′ N, 85° 29.032′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Alabama, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Thach Avenue and Mell Street, on the right on West Thach Avenue. Located near Ross Hall on the campus of Auburn University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Auburn University AL 36849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auburn WWI Memorial (about 300 feet away,
Auburn University Marker along West Thach Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 16, 2011
2. Auburn University Marker along West Thach Avenue
measured in a direct line); Desegregation at Auburn (about 400 feet away); The Lathe (about 400 feet away); Auburn University Chapel (about 700 feet away); Auburn - Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toomers Corner And The Bank Of Auburn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village" (approx. ¼ mile away); Auburn United Methodist Church Founder's Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Auburn University Marker In Front Of Ross Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, January 16, 2011
3. Auburn University Marker In Front Of Ross Hall
Auburn University Sign In Front of Samford Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr
4. Auburn University Sign In Front of Samford Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,022 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2011, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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