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Marion in Perry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Marion Military Institute

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
1. Marion Military Institute Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1842 as Howard English & Classical School by the Alabama Baptist Convention, with Dr. S. S. Sherman as President, it later became Howard College. Lovelace Hall (Old South Barracks), built 1854, and the Chapel, built 1857, served the Confederacy as Breckenridge Military Hospital 1863-65 and along with the President's House, built 1912, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With the removal of Howard (now Samford University) to Birmingham in 1887, the remaining faculty and students under President J. T. Murfee reorganized as Marion Military Institute, a military preparatory school, junior college, and secondary school.

The Institute is justly proud that Woodrow Wilson was the Government Day speaker in 1905; the ROTC program was established in 1916; the stained glass windows in the chapel were designed by James D'Aseenzo; and the Alabama Military Hall of Honor was established here in 1975.
 
Erected 1989 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 37.426′ N, 87° 19.102′ W. Marker is in Marion, Alabama, in Perry County. Marker is on Washington Street 0.1 miles north of Grove Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 Washington Street, Marion AL 36756, United States of America.
 
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Marion Military Institute image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 8, 2013
2. Marion Military Institute
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Alabama Baptist (approx. 0.4 miles away); Judson College (approx. half a mile away); Siloam Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Nicola Marschall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Perry County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln Normal School (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Congregational Church of Marion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Muckle's Ridge (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .  Marion Military Institute. (Submitted on November 10, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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