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Surgoinsville in Hawkins County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Maxwell Academy

1852 - 1950

 
 
Maxwell Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2015
1. Maxwell Academy Marker
Inscription.  Maxwell Academy was established by the Presbyterian Church in 1852 and named in honor of Captain George Maxwell, who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Serving students in grades one through twelve, the academy was operation by the New Providence Presbyterian Church until 1907. It continued operation under the Hawkins County School System until 1954.
 
Erected by Tennesse Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1B 63.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 36° 29.651′ N, 82° 49.276′ W. Marker is in Surgoinsville, Tennessee, in Hawkins County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11W) 0.1 miles east of Stoney Point Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surgoinsville TN 37873, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Providence Church (here, next to this marker); Fighting in Hawkins County (approx. 2˝ miles away); Rice's Mill
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(approx. 4.6 miles away); Mitchell's Hollow (approx. 5 miles away); Carter's Store (approx. 5.4 miles away); Patterson's Mill (approx. 6.1 miles away); Thomas Gibbons (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Hickory Cove (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surgoinsville.
 
Maxwell Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2015
2. Maxwell Academy Marker
Maxwell Academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2015
3. Maxwell Academy
Maxwell Academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2015
4. Maxwell Academy
Maxwell Academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, December 26, 2015
5. Maxwell Academy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 906 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 30, 2015, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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