Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Maxwell Academy



Marker ID: THC 1B 63
Location: on US 11 north of Stoney Point Rd., Surgoinsville, TN
County: Hawkins
Coordinates: N 36° 29.654    W 082° 49.259
  36.49423333    -82.82098333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM57M8
 



Text:

Maxwell Academy was established by the Presbyterian Church in 1852 and named in honor of Captain George Maxwell, who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Serving students in grades one through twelve, the academy was operated by the New Providence Presbyterian Church until 1907. It continued operation under the Hawkins County School System until 1954.

Tennessee Historical Commission