Newport Academy

Newport Academy (HMRLE)

Location: Marine City, MI 48039 St Clair County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 42.959', W 82° 29.657'

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Emily Ward established the Newport Academy about 1845 to provide educational opportunities for area children. Miss Ward was a niece of Samuel Ward, the founder of Newport (now Marine City), and the sister of Eber Brock Ward, a shipping magnate and wealthy steel industrialist. She conducted the academy for about twenty years. This structure, erected in 1847, was one of the first school buildings in the community. The city bought it in 1868 and moved it from a nearby corner to its present location in 1870. It has served as both a private and public school, a village hall and jail, a hose house and a church. The Marine City Public Library has occupied this structure since 1939.
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HM NumberHMRLE
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Marker NumberL0683
Year Placed1980
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 377642 N 4730358
Decimal Degrees42.71598333, -82.49428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 42.959', W 82° 29.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 42' 57.54" N, 82° 29' 39.42" W
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Area Code(s)810
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 405 S Main St, Marine City MI 48039, US
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