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Buffalo in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Buffalo Academy

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
1. Buffalo Academy Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1849 by a joint stock company. First principal was George Rosetter. The school flourished until Civil War began, when it was occupied alternately by soldiers of the Federal and Confederate armies. After the War, the property was deeded to the Buffalo District Board of Education. One of the students at Buffalo during the academy years, John McCausland, became an illustrious Confederate General.
 
Erected 1963 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 38° 37.062′ N, 81° 58.841′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street (West Virginia Route 62) and High Street, on the right when traveling north on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo WV 25033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Lawnvale” / “Coin” Harvey (here, next to this marker); Historic Town of Buffalo (here, next to this marker); Buffalo Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance
Buffalo Academy and “Coin” Harvey Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
2. Buffalo Academy and “Coin” Harvey Markers
The building behind the markers is Buffalo’s Museum.
of this marker); Raiders in Buffalo (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Atkenson’s Gate (approx. 2.2 miles away); Indian Village / Excavations (approx. 2.3 miles away); General McCausland (approx. 2.8 miles away); Red House (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Also see . . .  e-WV entry. Excerpt:
The two-story, four-room building in the Greek Revival style was built from bricks made on the site.
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Buffalo Academy offered a liberal education in the classics and ancient and modern languages, as well as science, literature, and religion. The school drew students from up and down the Ohio and Kanawha valleys. It flourished until the Civil War, when many of the young men entered the service.
(Submitted on July 29, 2019.) 
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
Buffalo Academy image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 13, 2019
3. Buffalo Academy
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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