Centennial Hill

Centennial Hill (HM1CN8)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.317', W 86° 17.973'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 189 views
Inscription
This neighborhood evolved around historic First Congregational Church established through the American Missionary Association (AMA) October 6, 1872, by Pastor George Whitfield Andrews. In 1867 the AMA and the Freedmen's Bureau, headed by General Wager Swayne, opened Swayne Primary School, Montgomery's first school for blacks, just two blocks south of here. Alabama State University, begun in 1867 as the "Lincoln School of Marion" by nine ex-slaves and taken over by the AMA in 1868, was relocated nearby in 1887. The area gained prominence as the civic, religious, educational, business and residential center for such black notables as Dr. Cornelius Dorsette, the city's first black physician; businessman Victor Tulane; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and other well-known leaders such as Alabama's first black congressman, James W. Rapier, John W. Jones; Nathan Alexander; Peyton Finley; and reverend G. Franklin Lewis, long-time pastor of First Congregational Church.
Details
HM NumberHM1CN8
Tags
Year Placed1992
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:14am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 565893 N 3581880
Decimal Degrees32.37195000, -86.29955000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.317', W 86° 17.973'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 19.02" N, 86° 17' 58.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 638 High St, Montgomery AL 36104, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?