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Richard in Acadia Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Acadia Baptist Acadamy

1917-1973

 
 
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By Shane Cormier, October 18, 2011
1. Acadia Baptist Acadamy Marker
Inscription. The Acadia Baptist Academy once occupied these buildings and grounds. The school was founded in 1917 by the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board. Its purpose was to provide Christian education and training for individuals involved in ministry. In 1922 the control was transferred to the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Hardships caused by fire, inadequate finances and equipment did not deter the Academy from accomplishing its mission. The school closed in 1973, succumbing to financial pressure and changing times.
 
Erected by Sponsored by Acadia Baptist Academy Alumni Association.
 
Location. 30° 25.746′ N, 92° 19.257′ W. Marker is in Richard, Louisiana, in Acadia Parish. Marker is on Academy Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Church Point LA 70525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Le Parc Du Vieux Depot (approx. 6.4 miles away); City Of Eunice (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Bernard Bertrand Home (approx. 12.9 miles away); Rayne Depot Square (approx. 13.8 miles away); Jacques Weil Company (approx. 13.8 miles away); St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery (approx. 14 miles away); Fred's Lounge (approx. 15.1 miles away).
 
Categories. 20th CenturyChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by Shane Cormier of Lafayette, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on September 25, 2015, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. Photo   1. submitted on November 1, 2011, by Shane Cormier of Lafayette, Louisiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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