Advance in Davie County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Advance Academy
Property deeded by F.M. Potts and Daniel Orrell in 1892
Academy established in 1893
Later became a public school operating until 1924
It is the largest Academy building still standing in Davie County
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
Location. 35° 56.63′ N, 80° 24.69′ W. Marker is in Advance, North Carolina, in Davie County. Marker is on Route 801, 0.2 miles south of Cornatzer Road, on the left when traveling south. Located just off the road in a parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Advance NC 27006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cokesbury School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Johnson (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Linville (approx. 4.2 miles away); Philip and Johanna Hoehns (Hanes) House (approx. 4½ miles away); Fries Manufacturing and Power Co. (approx. 4.7 miles away); McKnight's Meeting HouseCooleemee (approx. 5.4 miles away); The "Hattie Butner" (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.