TUSKEGEE, a town and county-seat of Macon (disambiguation)|Macon county, Alabama, U.S.A., in the east part of the state, about 40 m.
It is served by the Tuskegee railway, which connects it with Chehaw, 5 m.
Tuskegee is chiefly known for its educational institutions - the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute and the Alabama Conference Female College (Methodist Episcopal Church, South; opened 1856).
The former was founded in 1880 by an act of the state legislature as the Tuskegee State Normal School, and was opened in July 1881 by Booker T.
At Tuskegee under the auspices of the institute are held the annual negro conferences (begun in 1891) and monthly farmers' institutes (begun in 1897); and short courses in agriculture (begun in 1904) are conducted.
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