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Near Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Porter Academy

 
 
Porter Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
1. Porter Academy Marker
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Chartered in 1806. Opened in 1808. Occupied two Maryville sites from 1808 to the Civil War. Reopened at Wildwood in 1872 on a five acre tract donated by Thomas J. Pritchett and wife Mary. Academy land and buildings were deeded to Blount County in 1918 for Porter High School.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 59.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
 
Location. 35° 48.316′ N, 83° 52.268′ W. Marker is near Maryville, Tennessee, in Blount County. Marker is at the intersection of Wildwood Springs Road and Wildwood Road, on the right when traveling east on Wildwood Springs Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4520 Wildwood Springs Road, Maryville TN 37804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Sam Houston (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Fort Gamble (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Bethlehem Methodist Church
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(approx. 3˝ miles away); McTeer's Fort (approx. 4.3 miles away); Eusebia Church (approx. 4˝ miles away); Sam Houston Schoolhouse (approx. 4.7 miles away); Campbell Family Massacre (approx. 4.8 miles away); Hunt Field (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maryville.
 
Porter Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2020
2. Porter Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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