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Near Westpoint in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Farmers Institute Academy

 
 
Farmers Institute Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
1. Farmers Institute Academy Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. Opened in 1851, this was the first school of higher learning in rural Tippecanoe County, built by Society of Friends (Quakers) of this neighborhood. Enrollment included local, non-local and youth of other states. Primary through college preparatory courses were offered. The library was large and of exceptional quality. Some foremost educators of that day taught here. Non-local youths lived in a large boarding house for $1.00 per week. Successful operation ceased in 1874, when the building became the Meeting House. In 1882 a subscription academy was opened on the second floor, became a township high school, and continued until 1888. Today it remains as the local Meeting House.
 
Erected 1978 by Farmers Institute Friends Meeting, Tippecanoe County Historical Association.
 
Location. 40° 19.282′ N, 86° 59.497′ W. Marker is near Westpoint, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is on County Road W 660 S west of County Road S 375 W, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located to the West of the "Farmers Institute Cemetery" - it too is worth the time to review. Marker is in this post office area: Lafayette IN 47909, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Wide View - - Farmers Institute Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
2. Wide View - - Farmers Institute Academy Marker
. Underground Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); Scott's Expedition (approx. 2.7 miles away); Post Ouiatenon Site (approx. 6 miles away); Romney Veterans Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Site of the Birth Place of Rev. Anthony Foucher (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fort Quiatenon (approx. 6.1 miles away); Liberty Tree (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Wea Plains (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westpoint.
 
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Farmers Institute Academy -and- Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
3. Farmers Institute Academy -and- Marker
On National Register of Historic Places - Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
4. On National Register of Historic Places - Plaque
Other View - - Farmers Institute Academy image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
5. Other View - - Farmers Institute Academy
Foundation Stone (at the Marker Base) image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
6. Foundation Stone (at the Marker Base)
Notes the Building being " Erected 1851 ... Restored 1892 ".
Sign - - Farmers Institute Cemetery - 1831 image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
7. Sign - - Farmers Institute Cemetery - 1831
You pass by (approximate 3/4 mile to the East - at intersection of the county roads) the "Farmers Institute Cemetery" to get to the "Farmers Institute Academy".
Wide View - - "Farmers Institute Cemetery" - Sign image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
8. Wide View - - "Farmers Institute Cemetery" - Sign
Entrance - "Farmers Institute Cemetery" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
9. Entrance - "Farmers Institute Cemetery"
"Farmers Institute Cemetery" - Notice of Rules and Regulations image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
10. "Farmers Institute Cemetery" - Notice of Rules and Regulations
Other View - - "Farmers Institute Cemetery" Sign image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
11. Other View - - "Farmers Institute Cemetery" Sign
Another View - - "Farmers Institute Cemetery" Sign image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, August 22, 2010
12. Another View - - "Farmers Institute Cemetery" Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on August 26, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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