Historic Markers Across Alabama

Florence State Teachers College

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Ala. Hwy 17
County: Lauderdale
Waymark: None


Oldest state-supported teachers college south of Ohio R. 1830-opened as LaGrange College (Methodist) at nearby Leighton. First chartered college in state. 1855-moved here and re-named Florence Wesleyan University. Flourished until closed by war in 1865. 1872-deeded to State by church; became Florence State Normal School. 1926-present name adopted.

End of Florence State Teachers College