Historic Markers Across Alabama

Barton Academy

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Location: 504 Government Street, Mobile, AL
County: Mobile
Coordinates: N 30° 41.296    W 088° 02.847
  30.68826666    -88.04745
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNGZN


Built 1835-36. First public school in Alabama. Named for Rep. Willoughby Barton, author of Bill creating public schools of Mobile some 28 yrs. before State system. It was used as a hospital for Union Soldiers in 1864.

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