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Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building

 
 
Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
1. Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building Marker
Inscription.  This building was erected in 1831 in NW Lumpkin to house the “Stewart County Academy,” the first academy in the county. In 1842, it became the “Lumpkin Independent Academy” for boys only, owned by local stockholders. In 1841, the first Sunday School, interdenominational, was organized in the building. Purchased in 1885 by E. M. Sheram, the building was moved to this corner and used as a carriage factory, general store, fire station, and gasoline station. The second floor has been used continuously since 1885 as a lodge room by Cross Chapter No. 173 Masons, organized as Cross Lodge No. 12, Nov. 8, 1838.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 128-6.)
 
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 date for this entry is October 12, 1800.
 
Location. 32° 3.057′ N, 84° 47.631′ W. Marker is in Lumpkin, Georgia, in Stewart County. Marker is at
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the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (County Route 145) and Broad Street (Georgia Route 27), on the right when traveling north on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. 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 walking distance of this marker. Lumpkin and Stewart County (within shouting distance of this marker); County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Soldiers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bedingfield Inn (about 500 feet away); John Wellborn Root Birthplace Site (about 700 feet away); Masonic Female College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Providence Canyons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Westville Symposium / Academic Pioneers (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lumpkin.
 
Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
2. Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building Marker
Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
3. Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building Marker
The marker, with the building in the background
The Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
4. The Stewart County Academy and Masonic Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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