Historic Markers Across Georgia

Stilesboro Academy

Marker ID:  
Location: At Stilesboro Academy off of Taff Road on Angus Trail (GA 113), Cartersville, GA
County: Bartow
Coordinates: N 34° 6.198    W 084° 55.034
  34.1033    -84.91723333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMMXHH
Stilesboro Academy Marker  


Stilesboro Academy

Prior to the Civil War the state did not provide for public education. Consequently, the settlers in the Stilesboro community decided to erect an academy for the education of their children. A public subscription raised $5,000 to erect the school. In 1864, Federal troops occupied the school and the motto above the stage in Latin "To God and Country" which is the logo at West Point probably saved the academy from the torch. In 1939, the school was closed and the Ladies Improvement Club saved the building and continued the annual Chrysanthemum Show which is now in its 100th year.

The Etowah Valley Historical Society.

Stilesboro Academy
Stilesboro Academy
Photo by David Seibert