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Fisk Female Academy

 
 
Fisk Female Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
1. Fisk Female Academy Marker
Inscription. In 1806, the first school for females in the South opened near this site. Its charter was granted by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1805. Educator Moses Fisk and Sampson Williams each donated 1,000 acres for its use. The building burned in 1817, was rebuilt and used as a school for males. Fisk operated the academy until shortly before his death in 1843.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 2D 33.)
 
Location. 36° 24.55′ N, 85° 26′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Tennessee, in Overton County. Marker is on Hilham Highway west of Old Standing Stone Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Livingston TN 38570, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Hunt Morgan (approx. 2.3 miles away); Camp Zollicoffer (approx. 4.1 miles away); Specialist 4 James T. Davis (approx. 6.4 miles away); Overton County Courthouse (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Overton County Courthouse (approx. 6.4 miles away); Heart of Controversy
Fisk Female Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2013
2. Fisk Female Academy Marker
(approx. 8.7 miles away); Dale Hollow Dam (approx. 9 miles away); Butler's Landing / Bailey Butler (approx. 9.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Livingston.
 
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