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Darlington in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Greersburg Academy

 
 
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By Jenn Wintermantel, October 9, 2011
1. Greersburg Academy Marker
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Inscription. Reverend Thomas E Hughes recognizing the need for a school for the frontier obtained approval and full support from the Erie Presbytery April 13, 1802 to construct a building and form a seminary. He proceeded to build the so called stone pile and the school was chartered by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1806 as the first academy west of the Allegheny Mountains. Reverend Hughes was the school master for the first four years. The academy served the area well over the next 100 years turning out many graduates of note such as William Holmes McGuffey, Walter Forward, John Geary and John Brown all of whom became famous for their deeds. The building is now preserved by the Little Beaver Historical Society.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Beaver County (PA) Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 40° 48.602′ N, 80° 25.413′ W. Marker is in Darlington, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker can be reached from Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 551) 0 miles north of Old Darlington Road. Touch for map. This marker is attached to the front of the building, the other marker is on a post
Greersburg Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, October 9, 2011
2. Greersburg Academy Marker
in front of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: PO Box 304, Darlington, PA, Darlington PA 16115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Greersburg Academy (a few steps from this marker); Darlington Borough (within shouting distance of this marker); Free Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Sprott House (approx. mile away); Caughey's Mill (approx. half a mile away); First Permanent Structure of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Chartered In 1798 (approx. 0.9 miles away); McMinn Mill (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beaver County Historical and Landmarks Foundation. Marker Program (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. William Holmes McGuffey at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Walter Forward at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. John White Geary at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Petroglyph Rock image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, October 9, 2011
3. Petroglyph Rock
Rock with Indian Petroglyphs and Conestoga Wagon date. Located near entrance to Greersburg Academy (Little Beaver Historical Society). Rock was discovered at Lock 7, Georgetown, Ohio River
Petroglyph Rock sign image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, October 9, 2011
4. Petroglyph Rock sign
Boulder from Lock 7, Georgetown, Ohio River with Indian Petroglyphs and Conestoga Wagon date. Donated by Bub Crane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 10, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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