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Crawfordville in Taliaferro County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Crawfordville Academy Alexander Stephens Institute

 
 
Crawfordville Academy Alexander Stephens Institute Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
1. Crawfordville Academy Alexander Stephens Institute Marker
Inscription. This school, one of the finest of the early Georgia Academies, was chartered by the Legislature, Dec. 26, 1826. First trustees were Archibald Gresham, R. Q. Dickinson, Wylie Womack, Hermon Mercer, Leonidas B. Mercer. Among the first masters were William D. Cowdrey and Simpson Fouche, outstanding classical scholars. The name was officially changed to Stephens High School in 1886 to honor Alexander Stephens and a new building was erected. That building burned in 1907 and was replaced by another. In 1920 it became Alexander Stephens Institute, a county high school. In 1955 the school moved to a new site.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 131-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 33.443′ N, 82° 53.714′ W. Marker is in Crawfordville, Georgia, in Taliaferro County. Marker is on Memorial Drive 0 miles north of Park Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Memorial Drive, Crawfordville GA 30631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker
Crawfordville Academy Alexander Stephens Institute Marker and the former school building. Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
2. Crawfordville Academy Alexander Stephens Institute Marker and the former school building.
also named Liberty Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawfordville Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Childhood Home of Richard Malcolm Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Roselle Mercier Montgomery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taliaferro County World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crawfordville Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taliaferro County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crawfordville.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAntebellum South, USEducation
 
 
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