Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Franklin Academy

Marker ID: DAR 29-8
Location: Central Elementary School, Dunlap Street, Lancaster
County: Lancaster
Coordinates: N 34° 43.14    W 080° 46.416
  34.719    -80.7736
Style: Free Standing **


Organized in 1825, this academy was the most widely-known of the four schools that occupied this site. Henry Connelly was its first principal. J. Marlon Sims, who later achieved world fame as a surgeon, was one of its pupils. The building of brick was said by Robert Mills to be a fine structure, two stories high.

Erected by Waxhaws Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution - 1967


Two sided - Oldest Continuous Public School Site in Lancaster County