The Marion Female Seminary

The Marion Female Seminary (HM1BTP)

Location: Marion, AL 36756 Perry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 38.072', W 87° 19.278'

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One of the earliest colleges for women in America. Founded in 1835, was the first of four colleges established in Marion,"The Athens of Alabama."

This building, erected in 1850, contained the art studio of Nicola Marschall, who designed here in 1861, the first Confederate flag, the "Stars and Bars," as well as the grey uniform of the Confederate Army. From 1916 to 1970 the building served as a local public school. Entered National Register of Historic Places 1973.
Year Placed1976
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 469862 N 3610818
Decimal Degrees32.63453333, -87.32130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 38.072', W 87° 19.278'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 38' 4.32" N, 87° 19' 16.68" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-424 W Monroe St, Marion AL 36756, US
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