Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Brigham Young University - Idaho
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
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. Touch for map. North of the BYU-Idaho football stadium. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 West 2nd South, Rexburg ID 83440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rexburg Tabernacle Centennial (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers The Teton Dam Flood Marker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rexburg Milling Company (approx. one mile away).
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