Norristown Academy

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Norristown Academy was a private preparatory academy established in 1805 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.[1][2][3] Many prominent people have been educated there, including Major General Winfield Scott Hancock,[1] Governor David Rittenhouse Porter,[2] James Madison Porter,[4] and Samuel Medary.[5] It was torn down in 1829.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Junkin, David Xavier; Norton, Frank Henry (1880). The life of Winfield Scott Hancock: personal, military, and political. New York: D. Appleton and Co. p. 9. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "October 31 marks 150th anniversary of birth of D. R. Porter, first Governor of Pennsylvania". Altoona Tribune (Altoona, Pa.). 8 October 1938. LCCN 87080066. OCLC 15348854 – via Newspapers.com. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ a b Huskey, Stan (2009). Remembering Norristown: Stories from the Banks of the Schuylkill River. Charleston: History Press. pp. 55–56. ISBN 9781596297234. OCLC 427439580. Retrieved 9 November 2014 – via Google Books. 
  4. ^ "Biographical Sketches" (PDF). Lafayette College Library. n.d. p. 1. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Dorn, Helen P. (1944). "Samuel Medary, Journalist and Politician, 1801-1864". Ohio History Journal. 53/January–March 1944/Number 1: 14–38. ISSN 0030-0934. OCLC 138597892. Retrieved 9 November 2014.