Historic Markers Across Alabama

Site of Howard College 1887-1957

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: in East Lake on Second Avenue, South
County: Jefferson
Waymark: None


In the four block area south of this point Howard College developed a campus, 1887-1957. Founded 1842 by Alabama Baptists at Marion. Relocated 1957 on a site in Shades Valley, Birmingham, ten miles west. Rechartered 1965 as Samford University in honor of Frank Park Samford and his family.

End of Site of Howard College 1887-1957