Historic Markers Across Alabama

Howard College - Now Samford University

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: 7737 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham AL
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 33.63    W 086° 43.482
  33.5605    -86.7247
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMCPHB


Howard College
(Now Samford University)

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.

Erected 1963 by Alabama Historical Association.

End of Howard College - Now Samford University