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Edgefield in Edgefield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Village Academy / Furman Academy and Theological Institute
 
Village Academy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
1. Village Academy Marker
 
Inscription.
Village Academy
Organized in 1811, the Edgefield Village Academy was located for many years on this site acquired from Col. Eldred Simkins in 1825. The South Carolina Coeducational Institute was located here from 1903-1913. During Reconstruction, many exciting political meetings were held in the grove near the Academy.

Furman Academy and Theological Institution
This school, founded by the State Convention of Baptists of South Carolina on March 17, 1826, was originally located on this site. The Institution was the forerunner of both Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
 
Erected 1975 by Edgefield County Historical Society and Edgefield County. (Marker Number 19-7.)
 
Location. 33° 47.667′ N, 81° 55.733′ W. Marker is in Edgefield, South Carolina, in Edgefield County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located 100 feet south of the intersection of Church and Brooks Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Edgefield SC 29824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Site of Furman Academy (here, next to this marker); First Baptist Church / Village Cemetery (approx. mile away); Industrial History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Religion & Education (approx. 0.3 miles away); A History of Violence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Political Heritage (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Name "Edgefield" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Agricultural History (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Booth-Toney Shootout of 1878 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Israel Mukashy Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edgefield.
 
Furman Academy and Theological Institute Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
2. Furman Academy and Theological Institute Marker
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Furman University. Official website of Furman University. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Furman University. Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is located in Louisville, Kentucky and is the flagship seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, or SBC. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Village Academy / Furman Academy and Theological Institute Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 10, 2008
3. Village Academy / Furman Academy and Theological Institute Marker
In the foreground are steps leading from the street to the former walkway. The marker in the background was placed by a local D.A.R. chapter and has its own page.
 
 
Village Academy Marker, as seen looking north along Church Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. Village Academy Marker, as seen looking north along Church Street
 
 
Village Academy / Furman Academy and Theological Institute Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 24, 2011
5. Village Academy / Furman Academy and Theological Institute Marker
 
 
Furman Academy and Theological Institute Marker, looking south on Church Street Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2011
6. Furman Academy and Theological Institute Marker, looking south on Church Street
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 867 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 27, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on September 27, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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