“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Paris in Henry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Robert E. Lee School

Robert E. Lee School Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Robert E. Lee School Marker
This historic site was dedicated to education in 1825 by the founding citizens of Paris and Henry County. It was the Paris Male Academy, a private school, until 1881, when public education began as the Paris City School. Around 1906 the building was named for General Robert E. Lee.

Elementary classes were held here until 1975. The building is now the home for the Academy of Arts, providing education in the cultural arts, serving persons of all ages.
Erected 2006 by Captain Charles Barham Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 36° 18.345′ N, 88° 19.767′ W. Marker is in Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Street and Crawford Street, on the left when traveling north on Lee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Lee St, Paris TN 38242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Paris Henry County Heritage Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Bobby Jones (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry County Courthouse / Henry County (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); David Edward Jackson (approx. 0.4 miles away); John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Robert E. Lee School Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Robert E. Lee School Marker
Lee Academy for the Arts image. Click for full size.
3. Lee Academy for the Arts
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2020. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2020. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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