Original Site of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Original Site of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (HMQMR)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35801 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 43.736', W 86° 35.427'

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Original site of Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (now located at Normal, Alabama)

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 with sixty-one pupils and two teachers; held in rented buildings until moved 1891 to this site - the first school-owned property. Land-grant funds received 1891 for training of Negroes in agriculture and mechanic arts enable school to enlarge and re-locate on present campus north of the city.

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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
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HM NumberHMQMR
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Year Placed1974
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:26pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 537495 N 3843059
Decimal Degrees34.72893333, -86.59045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 43.736', W 86° 35.427'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 43' 44.16" N, 86° 35' 25.62" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 Monroe St SW, Huntsville AL 35801, US
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