“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Marion in Perry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

The Marion Female Seminary

The Marion Female Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
1. The Marion Female Seminary Marker
Inscription. One of the earliest colleges for women in America. Founded in 1835, was the first of four colleges established in Marion,“The Athens of Alabama.”

This building, erected in 1850, contained the art studio of Nicola Marschall, who designed here in 1861 the first Confederate flag, the “Stars and Bars,” as well as the grey uniform of the Confederate Army. From 1916 to 1970 the building served as a local public school. Entered National Register of Historic Places 1973.
Erected 1976 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 32° 38.072′ N, 87° 19.278′ W. Marker is in Marion, Alabama, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of West Monroe Street and Spring Street, on the left when traveling east on West Monroe Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 West Monroe Street, Marion AL 36756, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Muckle's Ridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate 6-pounder Field Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Wilfrid's Episcopal Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Perry County Veterans Memorial (approx.
Former Marion Female Seminary image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
2. Former Marion Female Seminary
0.2 miles away); Nicola Marschall (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Albert Turner, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Honoring: Reverend James Orange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Rest (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
Regarding The Marion Female Seminary. The building currently houses the Perry County Historical Society and the Perry County High School Alumni Association.
Categories. EducationWar, US CivilWomen
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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