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Near Washington in Wilkes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Walnut Hill Academy

 
 
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By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
1. Walnut Hill Academy Marker
Inscription.
Walnut Hill Academy, one of the famous schools of its time, was established in 1788 by the Rev. John Springer, in a building erected close to his house on this plantation. Among the Students taught by Mr. Springer at the Academy were John Forsyth, afterward Governor of Georgia, Member of Congress, and U.S. Minister to Spain; Nicolas Ware, Senator from Georgia; Jesse Mercer, founder of Mercer University and one of the Stateís leading Baptist ministers. The Rev. Hope Hull, noted Methodist minister, was for some time assistant to the Rev. Mr. Springer at Walnut Hill Academy.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 157-28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 47.48′ N, 82° 45.433′ W. Marker is near Washington, Georgia, in Wilkes County. Marker is on Tignall Road (Georgia Route 17) ľ mile south of Twin Oaks Church Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington GA 30673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rev. John Springer (a few steps from this marker); The Cedars
Walnut Hill Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 26, 2015
2. Walnut Hill Academy Marker
(approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of Wilkes County Academy (approx. 3.7 miles away); Jesse Mercerís Home (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Washington Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); Last Cabinet Meeting of the C.S.A. (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Dissolution of the Confederate Government (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wilkes County Courthouses (approx. 3.8 miles away); Remodeled 1959 (approx. 3.8 miles away); Gilbert-Alexander House (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Forsyth. John Forsyth, Sr. (October 22, 1780 – October 21, 1841) was a 19th-century American politician from Georgia. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Nicholas Ware. Nicholas Ware (1769 – September 7, 1824) was a United States Senator from Georgia. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Jesse Mercer. Jesse Mercer (1769-1841) was a prominent Baptist minister and
Walnut Hill Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
3. Walnut Hill Academy Marker
Looking north on Georgia Highway 17 toward Tignall
namesake of Mercer University in the U.S. state of Georgia. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USEducationNotable Persons
 
Walnut Hill Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2009
4. Walnut Hill Academy Marker
Two markers now stand at the site of Walnut Hill, including one for The Rev. John Springer. No trace of Walnut Hill now remains.
Walnut Hill Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 26, 2015
5. Walnut Hill Academy Marker
John Forsyth (1780-1841) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
6. John Forsyth (1780-1841)
Nicholas Ware (1769-1824) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
7. Nicholas Ware (1769-1824)
Jesse Mercer (1769-1841) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
8. Jesse Mercer (1769-1841)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on December 16, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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