Village Academy / Furman Academy and Theological Institute

Village Academy / Furman Academy and Theological Institute (HM87E)

Location: Edgefield, SC 29824 Edgefield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 47.667', W 81° 55.733'

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Village Academy
Organized in 1811, the Edgefield Village Academy was located for many years on this site acquired from Col. Eldred Simkins in 1825. The South Carolina Coeducational Institute was located here from 1903-1913. During Reconstruction, many exciting political meetings were held in the grove near the Academy.

Furman Academy and Theological Institution
This school, founded by the State Convention of Baptists of South Carolina on March 17, 1826, was originally located on this site. The Institution was the forerunner of both Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
HM NumberHM87E
Marker Number19-7
Year Placed1975
Placed ByEdgefield County Historical Society and Edgefield County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 414012 N 3739753
Decimal Degrees33.79445000, -81.92888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.667', W 81° 55.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 40.02" N, 81° 55' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 392-400 Church St, Edgefield SC 29824, US
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