Greersburg Academy

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Greersburg Academy
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Greersburg Academy
Greersburg Academy is located in Pennsylvania
Greersburg Academy
Location Junction of 3rd and Market Sts., Darlington, Pennsylvania, United States[2]
Coordinates 40°48′36″N 80°25′25″W / 40.81000°N 80.42361°W / 40.81000; -80.42361Coordinates: 40°48′36″N 80°25′25″W / 40.81000°N 80.42361°W / 40.81000; -80.42361
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1806
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001616[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 1975

The Greersburg Academy was an institution established by Reverend Thomas Hughes in Darlington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1802.[3] The academy was created as a "prep" school for college.[4] Classes included languages, philosophy, and astronomy. The stone structure was built around 1806 making it one of the oldest buildings still standing in Beaver County.[3] Though it was originally built as a school, the structure functioned as a railway station for a time, serving several railroads between 1883 and 1972.[3] The structure is one of the oldest structures to have ever been used as a station.[3] Notable alumni of the school were abolitionist John Brown,[5] Walter Forward,[6] John White Geary,[5] Daniel Leasure,[7] William Holmes McGuffey.[6] The Little Beaver Historical Society currently maintains the structure.


  1. ^ Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Greersburg Academy, Beaver County History Online, 1982. Accessed 2009-07-05.
  3. ^ a b c d Cole, p. 4
  4. ^ Cole, p. 5
  5. ^ a b Cole, p. 16
  6. ^ a b Cole, p. 15
  7. ^ Cole, p. 8


  • Cole, Wayne A., The Greersburg Academy and the Station House, Wayne A. Cole, 2003, ISBN 0-9727397-1-8.

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