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Near Ellijay in Gilmer County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oakland Academy

 
 
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By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
1. Oakland Academy Marker
Inscription. The educational center for this section for years, Oakland Academy was established in 1867, following the War Between the States, by Nathan T. Tabor and John E. Robeson, first teacher. Originally a private school, it was operated for many years as a church school by the ME Church (South). Students attended the academy from this and surrounding counties. In 1920, when the private school was discontinued, the property was deeded to Gilmer County for a county school. Early teachers included John B. Roberson, W.F. Cruselle, Mary Lewis, Rev. Walter Dillard, Emma Tabor, Harriet E. Tabor, Mary Kirby and John S. Hudson.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 061-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 38.091′ N, 84° 23.232′ W. Marker is near Ellijay, Georgia, in Gilmer County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Route 52 and Entrance drive to Oakland Elementary School, on the right when traveling east on State Route 52. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the Oakland Elementary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8264 Highway 52 E, Atlanta GA 30356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Oakland Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
2. Oakland Academy Marker
Looking west toward Ellijay, seven miles away
8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cartecay Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Hetzel (approx. 6 miles away); Gilmer County War Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Gilmer County (approx. 6.9 miles away); David Bailey Freeman - The Youngest Confederate Soldier (approx. 6.9 miles away); Home of Chief Whitepath (approx. 7.5 miles away); The Appalachian Trail (approx. 9.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ellijay.
 
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Oakland Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
3. Oakland Academy Marker
Looking east on Georgia Highway 52, toward Ebenezer Church
Oakland Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 26, 2011
4. Oakland Academy Marker
Gilmer County's Oakland Elementary School, which stands on the site of Oakland Academy.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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