Elkton in Todd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Green River Academy
In 1835, residents opened the Green River Female Academy to provide a local education for girls. To fund the school, trustees sold subscriptions of stock. They commissioned the erection of this three-story brick Federal and Greek Revival style building that housed the school.
The Academy was reputedly the beginning of formal education in Todd Co. It offered a progressive curricula of philosophy, languages, algebra, geography and astronomy. Men were admitted to the school in 1861. In his youth, U.S. Supreme Court Justice James Clark McReynolds studied here under Major Robert Crumbaugh.
Green River Academy Preservation Society
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2437.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 36° 48.367′ N, 87° 9.232′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 Goebel Avenue, Elkton KY 42220, 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. Home of U.S. Jurist (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bristow, The Soldier Birthplace/Bristow, The Lawyer (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Named, 1819 (approx. ¼ mile away); House of the Loving Heart (approx. 0.3 miles away); First RFD in Kentucky (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Trenton School (approx. 8.3 miles away); Jefferson Davis' Salute to Kentucky (approx. 8½ miles away); Jefferson Davis Birthplace (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
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