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Masonic Female College

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Masonic Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
1. Masonic Female College Marker
Inscription.  This school, established in 1852 by members of Cross Lodge No. 12 Masons for the purpose of educating girls, was a leading educational center for 30 years. Located on land purchased from Willard and Hollis Boynton, when completed it had an endowment of $12,000. The first General Board of Directors was composed of 17 Masons from Stewart County and other sections of Georgia. Rev. Jesse H. Campbell, prominent minister and educator, was one of the founders and on the teaching staff. Destroyed by fire in 1880, it was rebuilt by popular subscription and used as a school for boys and girls.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 128-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 32° 3.168′ N, 84° 47.933′ W. Marker is in Lumpkin, Georgia, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Georgia
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Route 39 Connector Road) and Broad Street (Old U.S. 27), on the right when traveling east on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lumpkin GA 31815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Providence Canyons (here, next to this marker); John Wellborn Root Birthplace Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bedingfield Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Our Soldiers (approx. ¼ mile away); County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lumpkin and Stewart County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Westville Symposium / Academic Pioneers (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lumpkin.
 
Masonic Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
2. Masonic Female College Marker
The marker stands next to one for Providence Canyons, Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon."
Masonic Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
3. Masonic Female College Marker
Looking west on Broad Street (Ga 39 Conn.) toward the site of the Masonic Female College.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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