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Franklin in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Harpeth Academy

 
 
Harpeth Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
1. Harpeth Academy Marker
Inscription.  1.4 miles west, and north of the road, this boys' school commenced operations in 1811 under Rev. Gideon Blackburn, noted Presbyterian missionary. James Hervey Otey, later first Episcopal bishop of Tennessee, succeeded him in 1821. In 1825, the school moved into Franklin, closing in 1863 when Federal troops destroyed the buildings.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. 35° 55.878′ N, 86° 52.662′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is on Del Rio Pike west of Hillsboro Road (Tennessee Route 106), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin TN 37064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Toussaint L'Ouverture Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Civil War Soldier (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rest Haven Cemetery
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); City Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Burying Ground in Franklin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles C. Johnson School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hard Bargain (approx. 0.4 miles away); DeGraffenreid Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
Harpeth Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 9, 2020
2. Harpeth Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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