Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University (HM1IB5)

Location: Tallahassee, FL Leon County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 25.611', W 84° 17.141'

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Founded in 1887 as the State Normal College for Colored Students, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is the only historically state supported educational facility for African Americans in Florida. It has always been co-educational. In 1890, the second Morrill Act was passed. This enabled the school to become the Black Land Grant College for the State of Florida. In 1891, the college was moved from its original location west of town to its present location, which was once the site of "Highwood," Territorial Governor W.P. Duval's slave plantation. It is on one of the highest hills in Tallahassee. The school was known as Florida A&M College from 1909 until 1953, when it attained university status.

On May 6, 1996, the historic Florida A&M College campus was listed in the National Register of Historic Places based on the school's historic significance and the architectural style of its buildings. The designation also recognized the national achievements and contributions of FAMU students, alumni, faculty and staff. In 1997, in national competition, FAMU was named "College of the Year" in Time Magazine's Princeton Review.
Florida Heritage Landmark
HM NumberHM1IB5
Marker NumberF-389
Year Placed1998
Placed ByThe Black Archives, Research Center and Museum at Florida A&M University and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 760709 N 3369214
Decimal Degrees30.42685000, -84.28568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 25.611', W 84° 17.141'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 25' 36.66" N, 84° 17' 8.46" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1650-1688 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee FL , US
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