Academy (HMIN3)

Location: Clovis, CA 93619 Fresno County
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N 36° 53.283', W 119° 32.183'

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One Quarter mile NW of here in a grove of oak tress on the south bank of Dog Creek was established "The Academy" in 1872. It was the first secondary school in Fresno County. J.D. Collins, later Sheriff was the first teacher. Just easterly of The Academy stood the small M. E. South Church built in 1869, and still in use.

The stage route from Visalia to Millerton passed nearby and soon a small village sprang up including a hotel, store, stables, and a Post Office to which the name "Academy" attached. Later it was a stopping place for the Tollhouse Teamsters.

Many of Fresno County's earliest families settled herabout engaging in the sheep and later the cattle business. Many of them and their descendants now rest in the nearby pioneer cemetery.
Dedicated November 19, 1967
Jim Savage Chapter
E Clampus Vitus
HM NumberHMIN3
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number9
Year Placed1967
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Jim Savage Chapter 1852
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 273971 N 4085457
Decimal Degrees36.88805000, -119.53638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 53.283', W 119° 32.183'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 53' 16.98" N, 119° 32' 10.98" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13501-13631 CA-168, Clovis CA 93619, US
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