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Near Gray in Jones County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Planterís Academy

 
 
Planterís Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
1. Planterís Academy Marker
Inscription.  The Farmerís Academy (later Planterís Academy) was incorporated Dec. 19, 1822 by Act of Legislature signed by Gov. John Clark. Trustees included Bailey Bell, Adam Carson, Kinchen P. Thweatt, James Lockett, Cyrus Cotton, Samuel Barron and William Cowan. Early teachers were Wilson Whatley, William Whatley, Joe Carson, J. R. Jenkins, J. A. Bowers, James F. Barron. Family names on the school rolls were Barron, Hunt, Brown, Jones, Green, Hascall, Henseley, Whatley and Walker. The academy building was burned by Shermanís forces in November 1864 and was never rebuilt.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 084-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1864.
 
Location. 33° 3.713′ N, 83° 36.363′ W. Marker is near Gray, Georgia, in Jones County. Marker is on Monticello Highway (Georgia Route 11) 0.1 miles south of 5 Points
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Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gray GA 31032, 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. The Stoneman Raid (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sunshine Church II (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sunshine Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Clinton Methodist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gen. Iversonís Birthplace (approx. 5.1 miles away); LaFayette (approx. 5.2 miles away); Macarthy-Pope House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Samuel Griswold (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gray.
 
Planterís Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
2. Planterís Academy Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 11 toward Hillsboro and Monticello
Planterís Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 7, 2009
3. Planterís Academy Marker
Looking across the railroad tracks at some of the old buildings in Wayside
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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