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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wesleyan Hall 1855

 
 
Wesleyan Hall 1855 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
1. Wesleyan Hall 1855 Marker
Inscription. Chartered 1856 as Florence Wesleyan University, R.H. Rivers, President. Regarded as North Alabama's most eminent landmark, this Gothic Revival Structure was designed by Adolphus Heiman, Nashville, And built by Zebulon Pike Morrison, Florence, as new home for LaGrange College (organized 1830 by Methodists). Used by both armies at various times during Civil War. Deeded to State of Alabama, 1872, as first coeducational teacher training institution south of Ohio River. School expanded to become University of North Alabama in 1974. Listed National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence Alabama.
 
Location. 34° 48.542′ N, 87° 40.725′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on Cramer Way. Touch for map. On the University of North Alabama Campus in front of Wesleyan Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35632, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wesleyan Bell (here, next to this marker); Florence State Teachers College (here, next to this marker); 1st Lt. Chadwick McFall Barber (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial Trees
Wesleyan Hall part of Campus UNA image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 20, 2010
2. Wesleyan Hall part of Campus UNA
(about 500 feet away); Major General George Washington Goethals' Home (about 600 feet away); George H. Carroll Lion Habitat (about 600 feet away); Locust Dell Academy (about 600 feet away); Courtview, Rogers Hall (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Tennessee Encycleopedia of History and Culture. Adolphus Heiman 1809-1862 (Submitted on March 21, 2010.) 

2. Wesleyan Hall, a State Landmark. Article in Times Daily by William McDonald (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

3. A Walk Through the Past - People and Places of Florence and Lauderdale ... By William Lindsey McDona. Zebulon Pike Morrison untaker and builder. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
Wesleyan Hall image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 19, 2009
3. Wesleyan Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,349 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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