Historic Markers Across Georgia

Oakland Academy

Marker ID: GHM 061-2
Location: Ga 52 eight miles east of Ellijay
County: Gilmer
Coordinates: N 34° 38.091    W 084° 23.232
  34.63485    -84.3872
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4AMV
Oakland Academy Marker  


The educational center for this ection for years, Oakland Academy was established in 1867, following the War Between the States, by Nathan T. Tabor and John E. Robeson, first teacher. Originally a private chool, it was operated for many years as a church school by the ME Church (South). Students attended the academy from this an surrounding counties. In 1920, when the privae school was discontinued, the property was deeded to Gilmer County for a county school. Early teachers included John B. Roberson, W.F. Cruselle, Mary Lewis, Rev. Walter Dillard, Emma Tabor, Harriet E. Tabor, Mary Kirby and John S. Hudson.

GHM 061-2 Georgia Historical Commission 1957