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Quincy in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Quincy Academy

 
 
The Quincy Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
1. The Quincy Academy Marker
Inscription. The Quincy Academy was incorporated in 1832 and was probably established as early as 1830. Private educational institutions were common in newly settled frontier areas. Education was provided at reasonable rates by the"Male Academy" and the "Female Institute." The original school building (located northeast of this site) burned in 1849, and in 1850, plans were made for the construction of a new academy. The Classic Revival building was soon completed and, with a brief interruption during the Civil War, continued to serve the educational needs of the Quincy community until 1912. During the next several decades, the old Quincy Academy building was utilized as a temporary courthouse, library, church meetinghouse, child-care center, and kindergarten. In 1931, the Quincy Woman's Club Library began to serve the public from quarters in the Academy. During the 1950's, the building was restored and renovated. In 1974, this structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, a fitting tribute to its long service to cultural needs of the Quincy community.
 
Erected 1976 by the Quincy Woman's Club in cooperation with the Department of State. (Marker Number F-254.)
 
Location. 30° 35.475′ N, 84° 34.604′ 
The Quincy Academy image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
2. The Quincy Academy
W. Marker is in Quincy, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker is at the intersection of North Adams Street (State Road 267) and West King Street, on the right when traveling west on North Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 North Adams Street, Quincy FL 32351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The White House / Pleasants Woodson White (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quincy State Bank (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gadsden County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gadsden County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gadsden County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Washington Lodge No. 2 ~ Quincy Woman's Club (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Academy & Marker looking East on King Street image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
3. Academy & Marker looking East on King Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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