Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Funnan Academy and Theological Institution

Marker ID: SCHM 19-7
Location: Church Street, 100ft. S of its intersection with Brooks Street, Edgefield
County: Edgefield
Coordinates: N 33° 47.667    W 081° 55.733
  33.79445    -81.92888333
Style: Free Standing **


This school, founded by the State Convention of Baptists of South Carolina on March 17, 1826, was originally located on this site. The Institution was the forerunner of both Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Erected by the Edgefield County Historical Society and Edgefield County - 1975


Two Sided Marker - Edgefield United Methodist Church