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Minden in Webster Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Academy Park

 
 
Academy Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 24, 2018
1. Academy Park Marker
Inscription. Academy Park was once the home of the Minden Male Academy. Built in 1850 with funds and on land donated by civic leader W.A. Drake, it was one of two schools created from the Minden Academy that had been established in 1838. In 1852, an additional 80 acres were donated by civic leaders completing the campus. Students in all grades were accepted. Minden civic leaders and several U.S. Congressmen received primary education at this institution. Closed in 1898 with the opening of the local public school system.
 
Erected by Historic Residential District.
 
Location. 32° 37.212′ N, 93° 17.075′ W. Marker is in Minden, Louisiana, in Webster Parish. Marker can be reached from Lewisville Road (Louisiana Route 159) south of East & West Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located within Academy Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 Lewisville Road, Minden LA 71055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Minden Historic Residential District / Ms. Mona Miriam Robinson Monk (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis - Green House (about 400 feet away, measured
Academy Park Marker can be seen in far distance past the fountain. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 24, 2018
2. Academy Park Marker can be seen in far distance past the fountain.
in a direct line); Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker (approx. 16.7 miles away).
 
Categories. EducationParks & Recreational Areas
 
Academy Park and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 24, 2018
3. Academy Park and marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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