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Near Washington in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Elizabeth Female Academy

 
 
Elizabeth Female Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Elizabeth Female Academy Marker
Inscription. The Natchez Trace was still active and Mississippi had just become a state when the Elizabeth Female Academy opened its doors in November of 1818. Much can be learned about the culture of early Mississippi here in the community of Washington. As the young state’s first capital it boasted churches, advanced learning societies, and two institutions of higher education, Jefferson College (1811) and the Elizabeth Female Academy. Progressive thinking for the day, it was the first institution of higher learning for women chartered by the state of Mississippi. After the capital and population shifted to Jackson, the Academy struggled and finally closed in 1845. Follow the path to your right to see what is left of the Academy and learn more about the people who once made Washington the cultural center of Mississippi.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 31° 34.453′ N, 91° 17.595′ W. Marker is near Washington, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 5.1), 3.3 miles south of U.S. 61. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Elizabeth Female Academy turnout on the parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Washington MS 39190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Marker Next to Path Leading to Ruins of Academy image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Marker Next to Path Leading to Ruins of Academy
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Elizabeth Female College (a few steps from this marker); Dr. John W. Monette (approx. 0.6 miles away); The President's House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington (approx. 0.6 miles away); Andrew Jackson at Washington (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jefferson Military College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington Campground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Foster Mounds (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Nation's First College for Women. From the Explore Southern History website. (Submitted on August 15, 2015.) 
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Ruins of Elizabeth Female Academy image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Ruins of Elizabeth Female Academy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
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