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Canajoharie in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Canajoharie Academy

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 23, 2007
1. Canajoharie Academy Marker
The Canajoharie Academy building is also known as the West Hill School.
Inscription.
Site of
Canajoharie Academy
1824-92
Susan B. Anthony Taught Here 1846
50. Charles F. Wheelock, Prin.,
1880-91

 
Erected 1940 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 54.29′ N, 74° 34.407′ W. Marker is in Canajoharie, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Otsego Street and Cliff Street, on the right when traveling north on Otsego Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Otsego Street, Canajoharie NY 13317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Van Alstyne Homestead (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wagner Home (approx. half a mile away); Fort Plain Free Library (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Plain (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Plain (approx. 3.8 miles away); Clinton March (approx. 3.8 miles away); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (approx. 3.8 miles away); Sand Hill School (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Canajoharie Academy. In 1846, at age 26, Susan B. Anthony accepted the position of head of the girls' department at Canajoharie
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 14, 2012
2. Canajoharie Academy Marker
Academy, her first paid position, in order to assist her family then suffering from financial setbacks. She was offered a position as superintendent of the Female Department by the local school board, of which her uncle, Joshua Reed was one of three members. Anthony continued to teach in Canajoharie until the Summer of 1847, earning $110 a year. Other accounts state that Anthony was director of the women's department from April 1848 until 1850, when she left teaching to join Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the national movement for women's suffrage.

The Canajoharie Academy building, better known as the West Hill School, is a historic school building located at Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York. It was designed in the Romanesque Revival style by prominent local architect Archimedes Russell (1890-1915) and built 1891-1893. It is a 3 1/2-story, stone masonry institutional building. It features a stone tower with open belfry containing the original school bell. It continued in educational use for over 100 years. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 2002.
 
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Canajoharie Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 23, 2007
3. Canajoharie Academy Marker
Canajoharie Academy, also known as the West Hill School image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 14, 2012
4. Canajoharie Academy, also known as the West Hill School
<i>High School. Canajoharie, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1908
5. High School. Canajoharie, N.Y.
 
 
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