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Marion in Marion County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marion Academy

 
 
Marion Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
1. Marion Academy Marker
Inscription.  This building, the first public school in Marion County, was built in 1886 by the Marion Academy Society, chartered in 1811. The Society, which had operated a private school here for almost seventy-years, then turned the school over to the Marion School district as the new public school. The Marion Graded School, which closed in 1976 after ninety years’ continuous service to the community, now houses the Museum of Marion County.
 
Erected 1996 by the Marion County Historical Society & the Pee Dee Committee, Colonial Dames of America, South Carolina. (Marker Number 34-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 34° 10.74′ N, 79° 24.174′ W. Marker is in Marion, South Carolina, in Marion County. Marker is on Wilcox Avenue north of West Godbold Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Willcox Ave, Marion SC 29571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Naval Gun (a few steps from this marker); Marion County Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town Hall and Opera House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marion County / Marion Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Francis Marion (approx. 0.2 miles away); To the Dead and Living Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marion Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Marion Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Marion Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
2. Marion Academy Marker
The Former Marion Academy, Now the Museum of Marion County image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 26, 2009
3. The Former Marion Academy, Now the Museum of Marion County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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