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Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Mount Pleasant Academy

Mount Pleasant Academy Marker - Side A image. Click for full size.
1. Mount Pleasant Academy Marker - Side A
Side A
In 1809, the SC General Assembly incorporated Mount Pleasant Academy to educate the children of Christ Church Parish. Funded by a legacy and a lottery, a schoolhouse was built, but its site is uncertain. At times, classes were held in private homes, the village church, and the courthouse. In 1860, the academy, at 140 Hibben Street, offered foreign languages and the classics.

Side B
In 1908, the academy was built at the corner of Pitt and Venning Streets. In 1938, a modern two-story public school building was constructed on Boundary Street and Hwy. 40 (now Simmons and Coleman). The old academy building on Pitt Street later became the first Moultrie High School. The present academy, on Center Street, was completed in the 1960s.
Erected 2003 by Town of Mount Pleasant.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
Location. 32° 46.855′ N, 79° 51.832′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Center Street. Between

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Short and Simmons Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edmund Jenkins / Ocean Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pierates Cruze / Pierates Cruze Gardens (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alhambra Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Village (approx. half a mile away); Ronkin's Long Room / Ferry Service (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Storm of the Century" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Patjens Post Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); Friendship A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant Academy Marker - Side B image. Click for full size.
2. Mount Pleasant Academy Marker - Side B
Mount Pleasant Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
November 16, 2010
3. Mount Pleasant Academy Marker
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4. Mount Pleasant Academy
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2010. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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