School Days in the Waxhaws

School Days in the Waxhaws (HMFQU)

Location: Lancaster, SC 29720 Lancaster County
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N 34° 50.454', W 80° 48.426'

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When Andrew Jackson was a boy, he attended log-cabin schools much like this replica. In this backcountry region of devout, hard working Scotch-Irish immigrants, most children learned enough at local "common" schools to read the Bible and run their farms. Ambitious parents like Andrew's mother, Elizabeth, paid a schoolmaster for advanced classes at Waxhaw Academy. Here Andy and his classmates studied Greek and Latin as preparation for careers in law, medicine, or the church.In 1780-81, the Revolutionary War devastated the Waxhaws. An orphan and wounded ex-prisoner-of-war by age 14, Andrew finished school in the nearby New Acquisition District, then moved to North Carolina to study law.
Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 517636 N 3855416
Decimal Degrees34.84090000, -80.80710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.454', W 80° 48.426'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 27.24" N, 80° 48' 25.56" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 175-199 Andrew Jackson Park Rd, Lancaster SC 29720, US
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