Site of Wilkes County Academy

Site of Wilkes County Academy (HMH6P)

Location: Washington, GA 30673 Wilkes County
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N 33° 44.298', W 82° 45.01'

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This is the site of Wilkes County Academy, built in 1797. The Academy was authorized by the Legislature in 1783, one of the first public schools charted by the State of Georgia. Commissioners were: Stephen Heard, Micajah Williamson, Robert Harper, Daniel Coleman, and Zachariah Lamar. Samuel Blackburn was the first teacher. Classes were held in rented houses until 1797, when, with funds raised by public subscription, a commodious two story brick building was erected for an Academy and Church. The Academy was in active use until 1824, when it was torn down and the school removed to a location nearer the business section of Washington.
HM NumberHMH6P
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number157-27
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 4:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 337872 N 3734515
Decimal Degrees33.73830000, -82.75016667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 44.298', W 82° 45.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 44' 17.88" N, 82° 45' 0.60" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Irvin Ave, Washington GA 30673, US
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