1859Prior to the Civil War the state did not provide for public education. Consequently, the settlers in the Stilesboro community decided to erect an academy for the education of their children. A public subscription raised $5,000 to erect the school. In 1864, Federal troops occupied the school and the motto above the stage in Latin "To God and Country" which is the logo at West Point probably saved the academy from the torch. In 1939, the school was closed and the Ladies Improvement Club saved the building and continued the annual Chrysanthemum Show which is now in its 100th year.
|Placed By||The Etowah Valley Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at 4:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 692123 N 3775540|
|Decimal Degrees||34.10305000, -84.91721667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 6.183', W 84° 55.033'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 6' 10.98" N, 84° 55' 1.9800000000001" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||678, 770|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14 Taff Rd, Cartersville GA 30120, US|
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