Walnut Hill Academy

Walnut Hill Academy (HMGZ4)

Location: Washington, GA 30673 Wilkes County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 47.48', W 82° 45.433'

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Walnut Hill Academy, one of the famous schools of its time, was established in 1788 by the Rev. John Springer, in a building erected close to his house on this plantation. Among the Students taught by Mr. Springer at the Academy were John Forsyth, afterward Governor of Georgia, Member of Congress, and U.S. Minister to Spain; Nicolas Ware, Senator from Georgia; Jesse Mercer, founder of Mercer University and one of the State's leading Baptist ministers. The Rev. Hope Hull, noted Methodist minister, was for some time assistant to the Rev. Mr. Springer at Walnut Hill Academy.
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HM NumberHMGZ4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number157-28
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 337319 N 3740407
Decimal Degrees33.79133333, -82.75721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 47.48', W 82° 45.433'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 47' 28.80" N, 82° 45' 25.98" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2385-2529 Tignall Rd, Washington GA 30673, US
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