Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Village Academy

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 **


Organized in 1811, the Edgefield Village Academy was located for many years on this site acquired from Col. Eldred Simkins in 1825. The South Carolina Coeducational Institute wa~ located here from 1903 to 1913. During Reconstruction, many exciting political meetings were held in the grove near the Academy.

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


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