Greersburg Academy

Greersburg Academy (HMWFM)

Location: Darlington, PA 16115 Beaver County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 48.602', W 80° 25.413'

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Reverend Thomas E Hughes recognizing the need for a school for the frontier obtained approval and full support from the Erie Presbytery April 13, 1802 to construct a building and form a seminary. He proceeded to build the so called stone pile and the school was chartered by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1806 as the first academy west of the Allegheny Mountains. Reverend Hughes was the school master for the first four years. The academy served the area well over the next 100 years turning out many graduates of note such as William Holmes McGuffey, Walter Forward, John Geary and John Brown all of whom became famous for their deeds. The building is now preserved by the Little Beaver Historical Society.
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HM NumberHMWFM
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Placed ByBeaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 9:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 548619 N 4517829
Decimal Degrees40.81003333, -80.42355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 48.602', W 80° 25.413'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 48' 36.12" N, 80° 25' 24.78" W
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Area Code(s)724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 210-212 3rd St, Darlington PA 16115, US
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