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

Lumpkin Academy

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
1. Lumpkin Academy Marker
Inscription. Horace T. Lumpkin (1857-1930) A Virginia native and son of exslaves, is credited with introducing formal education to black children in Macon County. Lumpkin, who was educated at Knoxville College, Tennessee and Atlanta University, founded the Lumpkin Academy in 1886. In 1889, land was purchased at this site for the school.

The two-story, wood-frame structure was constructed and operated with the financial support of ex-Oglethorpe resident Mrs. W.L. Peel. Students at Lumpkin Academy studied reading, writing, arithmetic, English, science, geography, history, mathmatics, and astronomy. Professor Lumpkin, as he was known, often sought jobs around town in order to teach his students agriculture, carpentry and landscaping. Music and band were also available. When Rosenwald Schools for black children opened their doors in Macon County in the early 1930s. Lumpkin Academy, its founder deceased and its aging building in disrepair, closed its doors permanently.
 
Erected 1992 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 096-3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 32° 17.433′ N, 84° 3.954′ W. Marker
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By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Lumpkin Academy Marker
The monopole has suffered serious damage
is in Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Chatham Street (Georgia Route 49) and Asbury Road, on the right when traveling west on Chatham Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oglethorpe GA 31068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Timothy Barnard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Macon County (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Mt. Zion Lutheran Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Raiders' Graves (approx. 7.2 miles away); National Prisoner of War Museum (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Battling Bastards of Bataan (approx. 7.4 miles away); Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima Japan (approx. 7.4 miles away); Memorial to American Former Prisoners of War Stalag XVII-B (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oglethorpe.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEducation
 
Lumpkin Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
3. Lumpkin Academy Marker
Looking east on Chatham Street toward downtown Oglethorpe
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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