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Wethersfield in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Old Academy

 
 
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Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
1. The Old Academy Marker
Inscription.  
The Old Academy
Erected 1801 – 1804 by the first school society to further the cause of higher education; Daniel Buck, Levi Churchill, Stephen Chester, committee. The school herein established was later greatly helped by income from funds donated by the Rose Family, which will ever continue to benefit Wethersfield's high school. In this ancient building the men of Wethersfield were enlisted in the World War, 1917 – 1918.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
 
Location. 41° 42.611′ N, 72° 39.241′ W. Marker is in Wethersfield, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Main Street, Wethersfield CT 06109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rev. Joseph Emerson (within shouting distance of this marker); Silas Deane House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Silas Deane (about 600 feet away); Connecticut Constitution Oak
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(about 700 feet away); Webb House (about 700 feet away); Society of the Cincinnati (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Webb House (about 700 feet away); Wethersfield Settlers Memorial (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wethersfield.
 
Regarding The Old Academy. The Old Academy building is home to the Wethersfield Historical Society
 
The Old Academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
2. The Old Academy
Old Academy
Wethersfield
Historical
Society
The Old Academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
3. The Old Academy
The Old Academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2011
4. The Old Academy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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