Historic Markers Across Alabama

Samford University

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Sherman Circle, Homewood, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 27.774    W 086° 47.418
  33.4629    -86.7903
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCP71


Multiple purpose Christian university founded 1841 as Howard College by Alabama Baptists at Marion.

Moved to East Lake, Birmingham, 1887. Established on this campus 1957.

Acquired Cumberland School of Law, Lebanon, Tennessee 1961.

College rechartered 1965 as Samford University in honor of Frank Park Samford and his family.

Erected 1966 by Alabama Historical Association.

End of Samford University