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Six Mile in Bibb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Six Mile Male & Female Academy Site
← 300 Yards
 
Six Mile Male & Female Academy Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 17, 2010
1. Six Mile Male & Female Academy Site Marker
 
Inscription. Incorporated in 1859 though organized earlier and operated continuously through 1897. First trustees were William P. Thomas, Leroy T. McGuire, Ezekiel C. Smith, Simpson W. Hederick and Pulaski Wallace. This noted center of learning in Bibb County achieved greatest prominence under Capt. Richard H. Pratt who served as headmaster from 1858-1861, when he joined Confederate Army, and from 1872-1896. Original buildings burned in 1897, were replaced following year and name changed to Six Mile Normal Institute. In 1902 it became a public school and remained so until it closed in 1981, having been rebuilt in 1928 and 1960 due to fires.
 
Erected 1983 by Alabama Historical Commission / Bibb County Heritage Association.
 
Location. 33° 0.457′ N, 87° 0.334′ W. Marker is in Six Mile, Alabama, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of Montevallo Road (State Highway 25) and Six Mile School Road, on the left when traveling west on Montevallo Road. Click for map. Marker is located about 10 miles east of Centreville and 4 miles west of the Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park in the community of Six Mile. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10094 Montevallo Road, Centreville AL 35042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
 
Six Mile Male & Female Academy Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 17, 2010
2. Six Mile Male & Female Academy Site Marker
 
within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Six Mile Male And Female Academy (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Absalom Pratt House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Bibb Naval Furnaces Brierfield Furnaces (approx. 3.8 miles away); Hayes-Morton House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sunshine & Dorothy Morton House (approx. 4 miles away); Bibb Furnace (approx. 4 miles away); Piper (approx. 5.8 miles away); Town of Wilton (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Captain Richard Pratt and Six Mile Academy: Feeder School to Howard College and MMI. from the Marion Military Institute Archives (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 
 
Six Mile Town Hall located across from the site of the Six Mile Male & Female Academy Photo, Click for full size
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 17, 2010
3. Six Mile Town Hall located across from the site of the Six Mile Male & Female Academy
 
 
Site of the Six Mile Male and Female Academy, now the Six Mile Community Park Photo, Click for full size
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 17, 2010
4. Site of the Six Mile Male and Female Academy, now the Six Mile Community Park
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 877 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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