Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Florida A&M University
On May 6, 1996, the historic Florida A&M College campus was listed in the National Register of Historic Places based on the school’s historic significance and the architectural style of its buildings. The designation also recognized the national achievements and contributions of FAMU students, alumni, faculty and staff. In 1997, in national competition, FAMU was named “College of the Year” in Time Magazine’s
Erected 1998 by the Black Archives, Research Center and Museum at Florida A&M University and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-389.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
Location. 30° 25.611′ N, 84° 17.141′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is at the intersection of South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Palmer Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. Marker is directly across the road from Lee Hall. This road is normally for official vehicles only. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1645 South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Tallahassee FL 32310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilhelmina Jakes And Carrie Patterson: Initiators of The Tallahassee Bus Boycott (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lucy Moten Elementary School (about 700 feet away); The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) Florida A&M University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coach Alonzo "Jake" Gaither Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chandler's Tourist Camp (approx. half a mile away); Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Railroad Company Freight Depot (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
More about this marker. A near duplicate of the marker is located at Palmer and South Adams Street, at the entrance to Florida A&M University.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . . History of FAMU -. (Submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.