Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Marion Academy*

Marker ID: SCHM 34-12
Location: In front of the Museum of Marion County, 101 Willcox Ave., Marion
County: Marion
Coordinates: N 34° 10.74    W 079° 24.174
  34.179    -79.4029
Style: Free Standing **


This building, the first public school in Marion County, was built in 1886 by the Marion Academy Society, chartered in 1811. The Society, which had operated a private school here for almost seventy-five years, then turned the school over to the Marion School District as the new public school. The Marion Graded School, which closed in 1976 after ninety years´ continuous service to the community, now houses the Museum of Marion County.

Erected by the Marion County Historical Society and the Pee Dee Committee, Colonial Dames of America, South Carolina - 1996