Florence State Teachers College historical marker

Florence State Teachers College

Florence State Teachers College historical marker
Marker located on the campus of the University of North Alabama in front of Weslyan Hall

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

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  1. I am doing genealogy on my family and I was told one of my aunts went to Florence Teachers College and by the research I have done she attended during the years between 1943-1955. I know this is a wide year span but how would I look up her information? Maybe in the year books at the library area? Her name would have been, Florence Pennington, Hampton, Sasser, or Mitchell (mutliple last names because she survived 3 husbands). Please advise. Thank you.

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