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Lebanon Academy

The Lebanon Academy was incorporated 19 Feb 1844 by 117 stockholders led by William Charters, Amos Barr, William Russell, Joseph Anderson and Robert Boake. A building was erected that same year on land acquired from Ebed & Polly Stowell and is still standing. The academy opened September 1, 1844 with C. C. Giles the first principal..

On 24 November 24 1855, the building and equipment was transferred to the newly formed Southwestern Normal School which later became National Normal University

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Lebanon Academy Marker on Building reads
"Lebanon Academy
Historical Marker - Front Historical Marker - Back

The historical marker placed by the Lebanon Rotary Club - Chartered 1920 is inscribed,

"The Lebanon Academy school was opened in 1844. Built in the Greek Revival style, it has a pediment roof, and three column-like brick piers. In 1854, an attempt to make it a school of science failed. The first session of the Southwestern Normal School began here in 1855. A college for training teachers, it was founded by Alfred Holbrook.

"The college was soon known as the National Normal University. The academy was part of it until 1895. In 1900, it was sold at public auction for $2,125. In 1913, it was rented to the Lebanon Village Schools. They bought it in 1920, and held elementary classes here for nearly 50 years. The academy was purchased by the city in 1975."



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Beller, Blackburn, Corwin, Drake, Dyche, Morris, Mounts, Pomeroy, Satterwhite, Stephens, Wilson,

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