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LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Troup County Academy

 
 
Troup County Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 18, 2010
1. Troup County Academy Marker
Inscription. The first school in Troup County opened in LaGrange in 1828, just months after the county’s organization. Located just east of this spot, Troup Academy shared the lot with Hill View Cemetery. The county owned the building while a Board of Trustees operated the Boys School. State money, called Poor School Funds, supplemented tuition at Troup and LaGrange Female Academies. The City of LaGrange bought and moved the school to Hill Street in 1838, renamed it LaGrange High School and began using these grounds exclusively as a cemetery. Noted early teachers included Orville A. Bull and Blount C. Ferrell.
 
Erected 1995 by Troup County Historical Society, the Key Club of Troup High School, and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Location. 33° 2.618′ N, 85° 1.813′ W. Marker is in LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is at the intersection of North Morgan Street (U.S. 29) and Franklin Road, on the left when traveling north on North Morgan Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange GA 30240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Michael Troup (approx. ¼ mile away); The Nancy Harts (approx. ¼ mile away); Lafayette
Troup County Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 19, 2013
2. Troup County Academy Marker
Confederate Dead statue in background behind marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Fuller Earle Callaway, Sr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Troup County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bellevue, Home of Sen. Benjamin Harvey Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Bellevue (approx. 0.6 miles away); Horace King Bridge Builder (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in LaGrange.
 
Categories. Education
 
Confederate Dead statue image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 19, 2013
3. Confederate Dead statue
The statue is unrelated to the historical marker
 
 
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