Granville in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Granville Academy / The Anti-Slavery Movement
Erected 1999 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Granville Historical Society,
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 4′ N, 82° 31.226′ W. Marker is in Granville, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Ohio Route 661) and Elm Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 West Elm Street, Granville OH 43023, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Colony Burying Ground, 1805 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bank of the Alexandrian Society (about 400 feet away); Founding of Granville, The Licking Company / The Granville Site "The most eligible part" (about 500 feet away); Granville Opera House (about 500 feet away); Bolen Memorial Park (about 500 feet away); The Robbins Hunter Museum Avery-Downer House (about 800 feet away); The Elias Gilman House / The Wee White House (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Early Center of Education / Educating Young Women (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granville.
Also see . . .
1. The Old Academy Building: Standing Proudly For 166 Years (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. The History of Granville, Licking County, Ohio. The Male and Female Academies are discussed in Chapter XLI of this book, written by Henry Bushnell and published by Press of Hann & Adair, 1889. It includes an early drawing of the building, before its 1863 conversion. (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Newsletter of the Granville, Ohio, Historical Society, Winter 1989. Included here is an account of Theodore Weld's "first local lecture in the Conference Room of the new Granville Female Academy building." (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Agriculture • Churches & Religion • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,346 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 17, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.