The Woodstock Academy
Woodstock Tercentenary (1686 - 1986)
In 1801, The town of Woodstock gave land "on the common north of The Meeting House” for the first simple Academy building, founded by The Reverend Eliphalet Lyman, John McClellan, and others of the first ecclesiastical society, the school was among the first of Connecticut academies established after the revolution. Poor regional economy limited early operation. Patron Henry C. Bowen bought and renovated The Academy in 1843, and erected a boarding house. After The Civil War, Bowen gave a small endowment and Formed The Academy Corporation.
The present Academy building, which replaced the original in 1873, also resulted from Bowen generosity. In 1888, Ely Ransom Hall, a revered principal, began a twenty-six year tenure which brought reputation and stability. “Elmwood Hall,” the old boarding house, was destroyed by a 1907 fire. The town of Woodstock preserved the academy system in 1913 by designating the Woodstock academy as its high school. With campus expansions and amendments to a charter granted by the state of Connecticut in 1802, the academy has developed as a modern facility for local secondary education. Donated by the Woodstock Lions Club, June 22, 1986 in celebration of Woodstock’s 300th anniversary
Location. 41° 57.045′ N, 71° 58.522′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker is on Academy Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 Academy Rd, Woodstock CT 06281, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodstock (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pulpit Rock Road (about 600 feet away); Town of Woodstock War Memorials (about 600 feet away); Town of Woodstock War Memorial I (about 700 feet away); Plaine Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Quasset School (approx. 0.8 miles away); South Woodstock (approx. 1.1 miles away); North Woodstock Village Corners (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
Also see . . . Woodstock Academy. (Submitted on September 24, 2018.)
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