Marion Military Institute

Marion Military Institute (HM1BU9)

Location: Marion, AL 36756 Perry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 37.426', W 87° 19.102'

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Founded in 1842 as Howard English & Classical School by the Alabama Baptist Convention, with Dr. S. S. Sherman as President, it later became Howard College. Lovelace Hall (Old South Barracks), built 1854, & the Chapel, built 1857, served the Confederacy as Breckenridge Military Hospital 1863-65 & along with the President's House, built 1912, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With the removal of Howard (now Samford University) to Birmingham in 1887, the remaining faculty & students under President J. T. Murfee reorganized as Marion Military Institute, a military preparatory school, junior college, & secondary school.

The Institute is justly proud that Woodrow Wilson was the Government Day speaker in 1905; the ROTC program was established in 1916; the stained glass windows in the chapel were designed by James D'Assenzo; & the Alabama Military Hall of Honor was established here in 1975.
HM NumberHM1BU9
Year Placed1989
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 470133 N 3609623
Decimal Degrees32.62376667, -87.31836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 37.426', W 87° 19.102'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 37' 25.56" N, 87° 19' 6.12" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101-1299 State Rte 286, Marion AL 36756, US
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