Historic Markers Across Alabama

LaGrange College

Marker ID:  
Location: on Lagrange College Road, Leighton, Alabama
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 34° 39.704    W 087° 33.643
  34.66173333    -87.56071666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None


This is the site of
LaGrange College
Chartered in 1830 by act of
the Legislature of Alabama
An Institution of High Order for men
attending chiefly by students
from the southern states.

The college was burned April 28, 1863
by Federal Cavalry Commanded by
Colonel Florence M. Cornyn
under General Grandville Dodge.

Bishop Robert Paine 1830-1846
Dr. Edward Wadsworth 1846-1852
James W. Hardy 1852-1853
Rev. Smith Moore 3 months 1853
Dr. R. H. Rivers 1854-1855
Rev. Felix Johnson 1855-1858
Col. J. W. Robertson 1858-1862

Erected 1950.

End of LaGrange College