Alabama A&M University former names / Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Alabama A&M University former names / Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (HMQL3)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35811 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 46.752', W 86° 34.33'

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Alabama A&M University former names
1873 - Colored Normal School at Huntsville
1885 - The Huntsville State Colored Normal and Industrial School
1896 - The State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes
1919 - The State Agricultural and mechanical Institute for Negroes
1948 - Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College
1969 - University status achieved

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Legislature approved 9 December 1873 "a normal school for the education of colored teachers" in Huntsville. Ex-slave William Hooper Councill founder and first president. Classes began May 1875 in a rented building; moved 1881 to first school-owned property on West Clinton Street. Land-grant funds received 1891 for training of Negroes in agriculture and mechanic arts enabled school to enlarge and re-establish at present location. Evolved from a Normal School to a University in ninety-four years.
HM NumberHMQL3
Year Placed1974
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 539145 N 3848640
Decimal Degrees34.77920000, -86.57216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 46.752', W 86° 34.33'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 46' 45.12" N, 86° 34' 19.80" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1027 Unnamed Road, Huntsville AL 35811, US
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