Historic Markers Across Alabama

Howard College

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: on 2nd Ave S between 77th and 78th streets, Birmingham, AL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 33.628    W 086° 43.489
  33.56046666    -86.72481666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCPHB


Founded in 1841 at Marion in Perry County by Alabama Baptists, Howard College was named for British prison reformer John Howard.

The liberal arts college moved to this site in 1887 and relocated to its present campus in Homewood, Alabama in 1957. It was renamed Samford University in 1965.

End of Howard College