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Oak Grove Male Academy

 
 
Oak Grove Male Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
1. Oak Grove Male Academy Marker
Inscription.  Chartered Dec. 16, 1837, this was the first such institution in the Ocoee Purchase; here was its home during its entire existence. An early teacher (1843) was Henry von Aldehoff, a native of Prussia and graduate of Bonn University. This building was used for school purposes until 1903.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 41.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 16, 1831.
 
Location. 35° 9.762′ N, 84° 52.693′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Tennessee, in Bradley County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue NW and Oak Street NW, on the right when traveling east on Central Avenue NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 424 Central Ave NW, Cleveland TN 37311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fillauer Brothers Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Luke's Episcopal Church
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradley County Courthouse Meleeny Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); Bradley County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Bradley County World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Bradley County World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Sousa and his Band (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Oak Grove Male Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, November 13, 2011
2. Oak Grove Male Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 946 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2011, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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