Franklin Academy / Oldest Continuous Public School Site in Lancaster County

Franklin Academy / Oldest Continuous Public School Site in Lancaster County (HMFSJ)

Location: Lancaster, SC 29720 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 43.14', W 80° 46.416'

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Franklin Academy
Organized in 1825, was the most widely-known of the four schools that occupied this site. Henry Connelly was its first principal. J. Marion Sims who later achieved world fame as a surgeon was one of its pupils. The building of brick was said by Robert Mills to be a fine structure, two stories high.

Oldest Continuous Public School Site in Lancaster County
This land has been dedicated to the cause of education since 1799 when Rev. John Brown, Dr. Samuel C. Dunlap, Wm. Nisbet, John Ingram, and John Montgomery were named trustees for a school, known in 1802 as Lancaster Academy. It grew into Franklin Academy, 1825, the Graded School, 1893, and Central School, 1915.
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Marker Number29-8
Year Placed1967
Placed ByWaxhaws Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 520729 N 3841905
Decimal Degrees34.71900000, -80.77360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 43.14', W 80° 46.416'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 43' 8.40" N, 80° 46' 24.96" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-320 W Dunlap St, Lancaster SC 29720, US
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