Burlington Academy

BURLINGTON ACADEMY
By Sharon M. Kouns
Ironton Register, August 15, 1895.

The Burlington Academy was founded in the Spring of 1842 by the joint contributions of the citizens of Lawrence County assisted by the liberality of some few citizens of adjoining counties. The main objects contemplated by its founders were to educate teachers for the common and other schools, to fit students for college, and furnish the means of a thorough English practical education. The amount charged for tuition at the Academy per term of eleven weeks was, for lower branches of English, $4.00 and for higher branches of English, $4.50, and for the Classics, $5.00.

The first superintendent (or Principal) was Rev. G. C. Beaman followed by John Giles and his wife who acted as his assistant. Next came Rev. John Rowe who was also a surveyor by trade. The last Principal was a Mr. Menager from Gallipolis.

The downfall of the Academy came about the time of the removal of the county seat to Ironton in 1852. The law having been changed, and other schools springing up, it was not thought profitable to carry on the Academy any longer.

The following were students of the Burlington Academy:

Males Females
David Nixon Jane Nixon
Jno. Young Viola Reckard
Marion Young Amelia Crumlish
Augustus Young Urania Wheeler
Geo. L. Kouns Emily Wilson
Jno. Kouns Sarah Poague
W. J. Scovell Sarah Johnson
Frank Wheeler Mary Johnson
E. F. Gillen Phoebe Greene
I. F. Gillen Lydia Greene
E. M. Frampton Laura Boynton
Martin Frampton Alice Henshaw
C. W. McCoy Romaine Myers
John Bryan Sarah Scovell
W. H. Bryan Eliza Frampton
Joseph Davidson Violetta Reckard
Samuel Crawford Elizabeth Pritchard
Stephen Proctor Emiline Prichard
Marion Reckard Kate Kouns

BURLINGTON ACADEMY – (advertisement) – I. R. September 22, 1853 – The Trustees of this institution take pleasure in announcing to the public that they have fitted up ample, commodious and pleasant rooms for the use of the school, and have secured the services of J. S. Whitney, an experienced and accomplished teacher and principal.

Instruction will be given in all branches of education usually taught in academies.

The fall term of the school will commence on Monday the 3d of October next.

TERMS – $3 per quarter for the common branches; $4 for the more advanced, and $5 for the languages and higher mathematics.

Good board can be had in the village at reasonable prices.

C. HALL, Pres’t.
Burlington, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1853.

 

 

BURLINGTON ACADEMY – (advertisement) – I. R. September 22, 1853 – The Trustees of this institution take pleasure in announcing to the public that they have fitted up ample, commodious and pleasant rooms for the use of the school, and have secured the services of J. S. Whitney, an experienced and accomplished teacher and principal.

Instruction will be given in all branches of education usually taught in academies.

The fall term of the school will commence on Monday the 3d of October next.

TERMS – $3 per quarter for the common branches; $4 for the more advanced, and $5 for the languages and higher mathematics.

Good board can be had in the village at reasonable prices.

  1. HALL, Pres’t.
    Burlington, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1853.