Furman Academy and Theological Institution
Established by the S. C. Baptist Convention in 1825, Furman opened in Edgefield in 1826. Later sites were here at High Hills (1829-1834), Winnsboro (1837-1850), and Greenville in 1851 (now Furman University). In 1859 the theological department became the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary which moved to Louisville, Ky. in 1877.
The Rev. Jesse Hartwell was director of this school at High Hills, which took its name from Dr. Richard Furman (1755-1825), noted patriot, theologian, and educator. A native of New York state, Furman moved to High Hills with his parents in 1770. The property here was given to Sumter County Historical Commission by Furman University in 1978.
Erected 1985 by Sumter County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 43-22.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1825.
Location. 34° 1.318′ N, 80° 28.567′ W. Marker is in Dalzell, South Carolina, in Sumter County. Marker is on Dodgen Hill Road, on the left when traveling west
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Furman Academy (a few steps from this marker); Providence Southern Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Sumter Memorial Academy (approx. 3.1 miles away); General Thomas Sumter (approx. 3.2 miles away); Thomas Sumter (approx. 3.4 miles away); General Thomas Sumter Grave (approx. 3.4 miles away); Skirmish at Dinkins' Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away); High Hills Baptist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalzell.
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