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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Franklin Academy

 
 
Franklin Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 28, 2007
1. Franklin Academy Marker
Inscription. State's oldest free school. Has functioned since 1821. Worthy trustees, using 16th section income & employing able teachers, early made Columbus a cultural center in northeast Mississippi.
 
Erected 1958 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 29.853′ N, 88° 25.706′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue North near N. 5th Street (U.S. 45). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 3rd Avenue North, Columbus MS 39701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Christian Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Columbus (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friendship Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); S.D. Lee Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Home of Tennessee Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tennessee Williams Visitors Center (approx. mile away); Columbus Mississippi Blues (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. Education
 
Franklin Academy Building Auditorium and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 2, 2008
2. Franklin Academy Building Auditorium and Marker
Franklin Academy Building image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 2, 2008
3. Franklin Academy Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,546 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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