Florence State Teachers College

Florence State Teachers College (HMJ81)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
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N 34° 48.542', W 87° 40.725'

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Oldest state~supported teacher college south of Ohio R.
1830 ~opened as LaGrange College (Methodist) at nearby Leighton.
First charted college in state.
1855 ~ moved here and re~named
Florence Wesleyan University.
Flourished untiled closed by war 1865.
1872~deeded to State by church;
became Florence State Normal School
1926~present name adopted
HM NumberHMJ81
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 8:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 437918 N 3852075
Decimal Degrees34.80903333, -87.67875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.542', W 87° 40.725'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 32.52" N, 87° 40' 43.50" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10301 Cramer Way, Florence AL 35630, US
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