Lawrenceville / Lawrenceville Academy

Lawrenceville / Lawrenceville Academy (HM1D2F)

Location: Abbeville, AL 36310 Henry County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 39.572', W 85° 16.154'

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This early cultural, educational and religious center was settled in 1823 and named for Joseph Lawrence, prominent pioneer, farmer, and extensive land owner. A Baptist and a Methodist Church were established here prior to 1830. The first settlers of this area came from the Carolinas and Georgia, crossing the Chattahoochee River at Franklin and squatting here until land could be purchased in 1828.

Lawrenceville Academy

The first and foremost educational facility in east Alabama opened here prior to 1830. It later became the Masonic Male and Female Institute. This pioneer school was active for 50 years graduating such outstanding personalities as Rev. Anson West, D.D., Methodist minister, missionary, author, and William C. Oates, Governor of Alabama, Commander, 15th Ala. Inf. Reg., C.S.A., General U.S.A., author, statesman and editor.
HM NumberHM1D2F
Year Placed1978
Placed ByThe Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Henry County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 664092 N 3503999
Decimal Degrees31.65953333, -85.26923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 39.572', W 85° 16.154'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 39' 34.32" N, 85° 16' 9.24" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8971 Henry County 119, Abbeville AL 36310, US
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