“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Southern University

Southern University Marker image. Click for full size.
February 5, 2010
1. Southern University Marker
Inscription. This institution was established in 1880 under an 1879 constitutional mandate to educate "persons of color". It was originally located in New Orleans, being one of the first colleges for blacks to receive Federal land scrip funds for agriculture and mechanical courses. In 1914 it was removed to this site and reopened with Dr. Joseph Samuel Clark as president.
Location. 30° 31.259′ N, 91° 11.829′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Leon Netterville Drive and James J Prestage Street, on the right when traveling south on Leon Netterville Drive. Touch for map. On Campus of Southern University on Scotts Bluff. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70813, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mississippi River (within shouting distance of this marker); Scott's Bluff (within shouting distance of this marker); Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Southern University (approx. 1.1 miles away); Poplar Grove Plantation (approx. 2 miles away);
Southern University Marker image. Click for full size.
December 15, 2017
2. Southern University Marker
James "Slim Harpo" Moore (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sunrise (approx. 3 miles away); Port Allen High School (1936-1978) / Port Allen Middle School (1979-Present) (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on July 18, 2015. Photos:   1. submitted on July 5, 2015.   2. submitted on December 17, 2017. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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