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Near Taylorsville in Bartow County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Stilesboro Academy

1859

 
 
Stilesboro Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 5, 2014
1. Stilesboro Academy Marker
Inscription. Prior to the Civil War the state did not provide for public education. Consequently, the settlers in the Stilesboro community decided to erect an academy for the education of their children. A public subscription raised $5,000 to erect the school. In 1864, Federal troops occupied the school and the motto above the stage in Latin "To God and Country" which is the logo at West Point probably saved the academy from the torch. In 1939, the school was closed and the Ladies Improvement Club saved the building and continued the annual Chrysanthemum Show which is now in its 100th year.
 
Erected by The Etowah Valley Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 6.183′ N, 84° 55.033′ W. Marker is near Taylorsville, Georgia, in Bartow County. Marker can be reached from Taff Road 0.1 miles south of Cartersville Highway (Georgia Route 113), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on the right (west) side when facing the academy, against the building. Marker is in this post office area: Taylorsville GA 30178, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Army of the Cumberland at Stilesboro (within shouting distance of this marker); Raccoon Creek
Stilesboro Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 16, 2014
2. Stilesboro Academy Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Milam's Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Black Pioneers Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Taylorsville High School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Etowah Valley Plantation (approx. 4 miles away); Sligh's Mill, Pottery & Tanyard (was approx. 5.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylorsville.
 
Also see . . .  More on the Stilesboro Academy. (Submitted on November 19, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Civil
 
Stilesboro Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 16, 2014
3. Stilesboro Academy Marker
This is the entrance to the wing on the right (west) side of the Academy when facing the front.
Stilesboro Academy in 2000 image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 29, 2000
4. Stilesboro Academy in 2000
Stilesboro Academy image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 28, 2011
5. Stilesboro Academy
After a more recent restoration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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