Historic Markers Across Georgia

Baisden's Bluff Academy

Marker ID: GHM 095-12
Location: Ga 99, 12.2 miles east of US 17/Ga 25 near Crescent
County: McIntosh
Coordinates: N 31° 30.587    W 081° 21.988
  31.50978688    -81.36647209
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMPVM6
Baisden's Bluff Academy Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud


Located a short distance East of here, near the River, Baisden´s Bluff Academy was the main educational institution in McIntosh County in the early years of the 19th century. A Boarding School, operating the year round, its roll held the names of prominent families of this county and from the adjoining areas. ´Mr. Linder´ was Principal. General Francis Hopkins, Wm. A. Dunham, James Dunwoody, James Smith and Jacob Wood were Commissioners. In 1823 torrential rains washed the dormitory into the river, leaving a ravine which can still be seen. the school never recovered.

GHM 095-12 Georgia Historical Commission 1957

Baisden's Bluff Academy
Photo by Mike Stroud