Historic Markers Across Florida

St. Johns Seminary of Learning

Marker ID: FLHM F-181
Location: 202 North Duval Street.
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 30° 28.216    W 083° 24.596
  30.47026666    -83.40993333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4MJ0


Madison Lodge Number 11, F.& A.M. founded the St. Johns Seminary of Learning on the southwest corner of this block in 1850. This institution became the basis for Madison High School in 1886. W.B. Cates established the Florida Normal Institute here as part of Madison High School in 1907. The building adjacent to this marker was the dormitory of the Florida Normal Institute. The Institute trained many teachers for all of Florida before closing in 1927.

Sponsored by Madison Lodge Number 11, Free and Accepted Masons In Cooperation With Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation 1971


City: Madison, FL