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Triune in Williamson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Bostick Female Academy

Bostick Female Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 23, 2022
1. Bostick Female Academy Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Jonathan Bostick, a resident of Triune who died in 1872 at his cotton plantation in Mississippi, bequeathed funds for this school. It was his desire to replace the famed Porter Female Academy, burned by Union soldiers in 1863, and to maintain the tradition of fine schools for boys and girls in the Triune district. The money arrived in 1891 after a long delay. John S. Claybrooke, the only trustee named in Bostick's will still living, used it to buy eleven acres from the Samuel Perkins estate and had this handsome edifice built. Bostick Female Academy's first session was held in 1893. After Hardeman Academy burned in 1904, this building served as the Triune Public School until 1949. It is now a private residence.
Erected 1999 by Williamson County Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee – Williamson County Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
Location. 35° 51.135′ N, 86° 39.53′ W. Marker
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is in Triune, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of Horton Highway (U.S. 31) and Neal Road, on the left when traveling north on Horton Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arrington TN 37014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Triune (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilson Creek Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Triune United Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Triune Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Est. 1870 / (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kings’ Chapel Cemetery / Major William Edmondson (approx. 1.9 miles away); Kings' Chapel (approx. 1.9 miles away); Kix Brooks (approx. 2.2 miles away).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Bostick Female Academy. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 1, 2012, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) 

2. Bostick Female Academy. National Register of Historic Places Digital Assets entry:
NHRP application and historic photograph. (Submitted on May 14, 2020.) 
Bostick Female Academa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 28, 2012
2. Bostick Female Academa Marker
Bostick Female Academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, March 28, 2012
3. Bostick Female Academy
Bostick Female Academy, 1980 image. Click for full size.
via NRHP, 1980
4. Bostick Female Academy, 1980
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2012, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,059 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2012, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.   4. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2023