Historic Markers Across Alabama



Athens College



Marker ID: AHA 
Location: is on Pryor Street just from N. Beaty Street, Athens, Alabama
County: Limestone
Coordinates: N 34° 48.382    W 086° 58.082
  34.80636666    -86.96803333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Athens College
a liberal arts college
— 1822 —

Athens Female Academy
founded by patriotic citizens
1843
Raised to college level
under Methodist patronage
First college building,
Founders Hall (1842-3),
still used for classes
Unbroken service since 1822

Erected by Alabama Historical Association









End of Athens College