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Stop 08: Fayetteville State University

  • Overview

    Fayetteville State University is the second oldest public university in North Carolina that is a part of the University of North Carolina System. The college was originally named the Howard School for African-Americans and was founded in 1867. It was named after General O.O. Howard, director of the Freedman's Bureau, when seven black men purchased land for $136. In 1877, the Howard School was designated as the first State Colored Normal School to educate African-American teachers. In 1939, it became a four year college and in 1972, it became part of the UNC System. At the Chesnutt Library, historical artifacts, such as E.E. Smith's sword, can be viewed in the archives room.

    Hours: Open to the public, daily before dusk.

    Next Stop: Continue on Coley Drive through the FSU campus. E.E. Smith Monument is located on your right.

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  • Sports Facilities

    General Facility Information
    • Air Conditioning:
    • Alcohol Policy: No alcohol allowed on property.
    • Announcers Booth:
    • Available/Special Equipment: Each Sport Is Available Upon Request
    • Backboard(s):
    • Bathrooms:
    • Coaches Room:
    • Concessions:
    • Covered Seating: Yes
    • Deposit:
    • Distance to Airport: 12 miles
    • Dressing Rooms:
    • Green Space:
    • Indoor Venue:
    • Insurance Accepted:
    • Internet Access:
    • Lights:
    • Locker Rooms:
    • Media Area:
    • Meeting Space:
    • Number of Parking Spaces: 1000
    • Outdoor Venue:
    • Scoreboard(s):
    • Seating Capacity: 5000+
    • Security Provided:
    • Security Required:
    • Showers:
    • Timing System:
    • Water Fountain(s):
    • Number of Courts: 1
    • Number of Entrances: 2
    • Public Address System:
    • Scorer's Table:
    • Shot Clocks:
    • Ticket Booths:
    • Announcer Booth:
    • Locker Rooms Available:
    • Number Electronic ScoreBoards: 1
    • Number of Fields: 1
    • Press Box:
    • Surface Type: Grass
    • Depth of Pool: 6'
    • Diving Deck:
    • Indoor:
    • Number of Diving Decks: 3
    • Number of Lanes: 8
  • Map