Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building

Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building (HMVEV)

Location: Lumpkin, GA 31815 Stewart County
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N 32° 3.057', W 84° 47.631'

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This building was erected in 1831 in NW Lumpkin to house the "Stewart County Academy," the first academy in the county. In 1842, it became the "Lumpkin Independent Academy" for boys only, owned by local stockholders. In 1841, the first Sunday School, interdenominational, was organized in the building. Purchased in 1885 by E. M. Sheram, the building was moved to this corner and used as a carriage factory, general store, fire station, and gasoline station. The second floor has been used continuously since 1885 as a lodge room by Cross Chapter No. 173 Masons, organized as Cross Lodge No. 12, Nov. 8, 1838.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number128-6
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 708289 N 3548211
Decimal Degrees32.05095000, -84.79385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 3.057', W 84° 47.631'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 3' 3.42" N, 84° 47' 37.86" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-13 Broad St, Lumpkin GA 31815, US
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