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Chesterfield in Chesterfield County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Chesterfield Academy

Chesterfield Academy Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger C Pate, February 3, 2018
1. Chesterfield Academy Marker (back)
The building that stands here once served as the Chesterfield Academy. The first Chesterfield Academy building was located nearer to downtown. Local tradition holds that the Union 20th Corps burned the school along with other buildings in Chesterfield, in March 1865. A new building was not erected until 1869, possibly from materials salvaged from the old St. Paul Methodist (later Chesterfield Baptist) Church.
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Chesterfield Academy operated as a private school, serving students from both Chesterfield and elsewhere. The school offered a two-year preparatory course of study with instruction in Latin, mathematics, ancient and modern history, and physical science. Also offered was instruction at the primary and intermediate levels. In 1909 S.M. Jackson purchased the building and converted it to a residence.
Erected 2016 by Town of Chesterfield and Historical Society of Chesterfield County. (Marker Number 13 17.)
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is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1865.
Location. 34° 44.128′ N, 80° 5.645′ W. Marker is in Chesterfield, South Carolina, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business State Highway 9) and Academy Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 W Main Street, Chesterfield SC 29709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesterfield High School (a few steps from this marker); Austin-Craig-Laney House (approx. Ό mile away); W. D. Craig House (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Secession Meeting (approx. half a mile away); Chesterfield Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); John Craig House (approx. half a mile away); Chesterfield Post Office (approx. half a mile away); North Carolina / South Carolina (approx. 8.7 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesterfield.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2018, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 24 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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