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Dalzell in Sumter County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Furman Academy and Theological Institution

 
 
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By Anna Inbody, June 16, 2011
1. Furman Academy and Theological Institution Marker
Inscription.
(Front)
Established by the S. C. Baptist Convention in 1825, Furman opened in Edgefield in 1826. Later sites were here at High Hills (1829-1834), Winnsboro (1837-1850), and Greenville in 1851 (now Furman University). In 1859 the theological department became the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary which moved to Louisville, Ky. in 1877.

(Reverse)
The Rev. Jesse Hartwell was director of this school at High Hills, which took its name from Dr. Richard Furman (1755-1825), noted patriot, theologian, and educator. A native of New York state, Furman moved to High Hills with his parents in 1770. The property here was given to Sumter County Historical Commission by Furman University in 1978.
 
Erected 1985 by Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-22.)
 
Location. 34° 1.318′ N, 80° 28.567′ W. Marker is in Dalzell, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on Dodgen Hill Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is .7 miles south of SC Hwy 441. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3415 Dodgen Hill Road, Dalzell SC 29040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Furman Academy (a few

Furman Academy and Theological Institution Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 16, 2011
2. Furman Academy and Theological Institution Marker Reverse
steps from this marker); General Sumter Memorial Academy (approx. 3.1 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 3.2 miles away); Thomas Sumter (approx. 3.4 miles away); General Thomas Sumter Grave (approx. 3.4 miles away); Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Major General George L. Mabry, Jr. Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Education
 
Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 16, 2011
3. Overview
Furman Academy and Theological Institution Site image. Click for full size.
October 17, 2013
4. Furman Academy and Theological Institution Site
Furman Academy
and
Theological
Institution

now
Furman University
Located on this spot
1829 — 1834
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 581 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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