Alabama's Land-Grant UniversityThis title given by Legislature in 1960 followed start of second century of growth in diverse services to state, nation. This act confirmed name "Auburn" used popularly from its founding by Methodists as East Alabama Male College in 1856. Methodists deeded college to State in 1872 to become under the Land Grant Act, Agricultural & Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899, with growth, name changed to Alabama Polytechnic Institute. "Owing much to the past, Auburn's mission makes its greater debt ever to the future."
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:55am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 642266 N 3608427|
|Decimal Degrees||32.60423333, -85.48386667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 36.254', W 85° 29.032'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 36' 15.24" N, 85° 29' 1.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 282-298 W Thach Ave, Auburn AL 36849, US|
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