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Bardstown in Nelson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Salem Academy

 
 
Salem Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trinket Troy, April 25, 2006
1. Salem Academy Marker
Inscription. Bardstown's first school, 1788, formed by Va. act. James Priestley, the noted educator, in charge. One class of Kentuckians later noted in life consisted of John Rowan, Judge and US Senator; Joe Daveiss, lawyer and hero in Battle of Tippecanoe; John Pope, US Senator; Felix Grundy, Appeals Court Chief Justice; Rev. Archibald Cameron, noted preacher.
 
Erected 1969 by The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1285.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.908′ N, 85° 27.885′ W. Marker is in Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson County. Marker is on North 3rd Street (U.S. 150) north of Beall Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 517 North 3rd Street, Bardstown KY 40004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Twenty-Five Damned Yankees (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lafayette Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Co. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benedict Joseph Flaget (approx.
Salem Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trinket Troy, April 25, 2006
2. Salem Academy Marker
0.4 miles away); John Fitch Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bardstown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2006, by Trinket Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,813 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2006, by Trinket Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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