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Georgetown in Scott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Choctaw Indian Academy

1825 - 1843

 
 
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By James Bartek, September 30, 2012
1. Choctaw Indian Academy Marker
Inscription.  The U.S. government established at Blue Springs Farm. Home of Vice President R.M. Johnson. Its first Indian school for sons of Indian chiefs. Future leaders of many tribes were educated here.
 
Erected by Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 135.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 12.65′ N, 84° 36.283′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Kentucky, in Scott County. Marker is on Frankfort Pike (U.S. 460) 0.1 miles east of Stamping Ground Road (Kentucky Road 227), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown KY 40324, 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. Robert Johnson (1745-1815) / Jemima Suggett Johnson (1753-1814) (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Vice President (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ward Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cardome (approx. 2.2 miles away);
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By James Bartek, September 30, 2012
2. Choctaw Indian Academy Marker
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Hemp in Scott County / Hemp in Kentucky (approx. 2.2 miles away); Payne-Desha House / Joseph Desha (1768-1842) (approx. 2.2 miles away); Scott County Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Beginnings of George Town (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Regarding Choctaw Indian Academy. The Choctaw Academy is located on the west side of KY-227 approximately 2 miles from the marker. It is on private grounds and not visible from the road.
 
Also see . . .  Choctaw Indian Academy. Photos and additional links. (Submitted on October 5, 2012, by James Bartek of Georgetown, Kentucky.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2012, by James Bartek of Georgetown, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2012, by James Bartek of Georgetown, Kentucky. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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