Green River Academy

Green River Academy (HM2IXQ)

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N 36° 48.367', W 87° 9.232'

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Side 1In 1835, residents opened the Green River Female Academy to provide a local education for girls. To fund the school, trustees sold subscriptions of stock. They commissioned the erection of this three-story brick Federal and Greek Revival style building that housed the school. Side 2

The Academy was reputedly the beginning of formal education in Todd Co. It offered a progressive curricula of philosophy, languages, algebra, geography and astronomy. Men were admitted to the school in 1861. In his youth, U.S. Supreme Court Justice James Clark McReynolds studied here under Major Robert Crumbaugh.

Green River Academy Preservation Society
Year Placed2014
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 486274 N 4073375
Decimal Degrees36.80611667, -87.15386667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 48.367', W 87° 9.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 48' 22.02" N, 87° 9' 13.92" W
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