Maxwell Academy

Maxwell Academy (HM1Q90)

Location: Surgoinsville, TN 37873 Hawkins County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 29.651', W 82° 49.276'

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1852 - 1950

Maxwell Academy was established by the Presbyterian Church in 1852 and named in honor of Captain George Maxwell, who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Serving students in grades one through twelve, the academy was operation by the New Providence Presbyterian Church until 1907. It continued operation under the Hawkins County School System until 1954.
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HM NumberHM1Q90
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Marker Number1B 63
Placed ByTennesse Historical Commission
Marker Condition
2 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 336875 N 4040305
Decimal Degrees36.49418333, -82.82126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 29.651', W 82° 49.276'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 29' 39.06" N, 82° 49' 16.56" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3049 Lee Hwy, Surgoinsville TN 37873, US
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The Marker Is Missing

Previous report was wrong. I had another tab open and thought I was on that one to make a report.
I could not find this marker. According to the coordinates is should be at the same place as the one for New Providence Church HM1Q91. I even drove back 20 miles to check if it was a double sided marker. It was but the information was for New Providence Church. Access to both sites, take a right at the next road. Maxwell Academy is on the left and the driveway to the church is on the right about 100 yards or so from when you t urn.

Oct 13, 2018 at 5:51pm PDT by genephillips

I Saw The Marker

Paint chipped, rust is starting to show through paint.

Oct 13, 2018 at 5:46pm PDT by genephillips

Comments 2 comments

  1. George Maxwell, the name sake of the school was the brother of my gggg-gf, Jessie Maxwell. They both fought at King's Mountain in the company of their brother-in-law Capt, Thomas Sharp. They are mentioned in his DAR bio, but I couldn't find them listed on their own. It appears they are replacing the stairway on the outside of the building to the 2nd floor of the school. I have a picture of the school.

  2. George Maxwell, the name sake of the school was the brother of my gggg-gf, Jessie Maxwell. They both fought at King's Mountain in the company of their brother-in-law Capt, Thomas Sharp. They are mentioned in his DAR bio, but I couldn't find them listed on their own. It appears they are replacing the stairway on the outside of the building to the 2nd floor of the school. I have a picture of the school.

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