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Lexington in Oglethorpe County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Meson Academy

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
1. Meson Academy Marker
Inscription.
Erected A.D.1807,
and liberally endowed by
Francis Meson.
Deceased on
the 8th of September, 1806.

1806 ---- 1897.
Meson Academy
Trustees.
Dr. W. Z. Faust,
Chairman.
Wm. Gottheimer,
Sect. & Treas.
Hamilton McWhorter,
Geo. C. Smith,
Edgar Maxwell,
G. W. Brooks.

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Building Committee.
Dr. W. Z. Faust,
Chairman.
Geo. C. Smith,
W. J. Cooper.

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Contractors.
Edgar Maxwell,
G. W. Brooks.
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Location. 33° 52.18′ N, 83° 6.491′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Georgia, in Oglethorpe County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Academy Street, on the right when traveling east on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington GA 30648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Meson Academy (a few steps from this marker); Beth-Salem Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Oglethorpe County
Meson Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
2. Meson Academy Marker
A Georgia Historical Commission marker for "Meson Academy" stands nearby.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); James T. Rayle Post No. 123 Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oglethorpe County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oglethorpe County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor Gilmer’s Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
More about this marker. The Meson Academy Girls' Basketball team won 104 consecutive basketball games, and were the unofficial State Champions in 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942. (There was no official state championship at that time, rather an invitational series of basketball games played in Hazelhurst, Georgia.)
 
Also see . . .  The Forgotten Basketball Run of Meson Academy. (Submitted on December 19, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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