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Six Mile in Bibb County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Six Mile Male And Female Academy

 
 
Site of Six Mile Male And Female Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 17, 2010
1. Site of Six Mile Male And Female Academy Marker
Inscription. Years before 1859, two acres of land were donated for a school by Mr. and Mrs. Good. A two-story wooden structure was built. Among its first teachers were John Alexander, W. J. Peters, R. M. Humphries, and R. H. Pratt. Under Pratt’s leadership the academy made great progress.

Curriculum 1882
English
French
Latin
Greek
Mathematics
Bookkeeping
Penmanship
Elocution
Rhetoric
Music
Natural Science
Theology (1886)

The Academy trained scores of Ministerial students.
 
Erected by Bibb County Heritage Association, Inc.
 
Location. 33° 0.337′ N, 87° 0.293′ W. Marker is in Six Mile, Alabama, in Bibb County. Marker is on Sixmile School Road south of Montevallo Road (State Highway 25), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The Community of Six Mile is located about 10 miles east of Centreville and 4 miles west of the Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park on Highway 25. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville AL 35042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Six Mile Male & Female Academy Site (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Absalom Pratt House
Site of Six Mile Male And Female Academy Marker in front of Six Mile Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 17, 2010
2. Site of Six Mile Male And Female Academy Marker in front of Six Mile Town Hall
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Bibb Naval Furnaces Brierfield Furnaces (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hayes-Morton House (approx. 4 miles away); Sunshine & Dorothy Morton House (approx. 4 miles away); Bibb Furnace (approx. 4 miles away); Piper / Coleanor (approx. 6 miles away); Town of Wilton (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Captain Richard Pratt and Six Mile Academy: Feeder School to Howard College and MMI. from the Marion Military Institute Archives. (Submitted on October 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Site of Six Mile Male And Female Academy located across from Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, October 17, 2010
3. Site of Six Mile Male And Female Academy located across from Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,028 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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