User:FloNight/Choctaw Indian Academy

Coordinates: 38°13′55″N 84°38′5″W / 38.23194°N 84.63472°W / 38.23194; -84.63472
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Choctaw Indian Academy
FloNight/Choctaw Indian Academy is located in Kentucky
FloNight/Choctaw Indian Academy
Nearest cityGeorgetown, Kentucky
Coordinates38°13′55″N 84°38′5″W / 38.23194°N 84.63472°W / 38.23194; -84.63472
Area3.3 acres (1.3 ha)
NRHP reference No.73000835[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 07, 1973

Choctaw Indian Academy was a school established in 1825 in Scott County, Kentucky for the education of the children of the Choctaw Nation. The school was located six miles northwest of Georgetown, Kentucky on property owned by Richard Mentor Johnson, the school's founder and first superintendent. [2] Prior to the the academy's closure in 1843, future leaders of the Choctaw and other Native American Nations were educated at the school. [2]

The property was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1973. [1]


Richard Mentor Johnson established the Choctaw Indian Academy on his estate near Great Crossing, Kentucky on November 1, 1825 under the direction of the United States Department of War. [2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ a b c Coleman, J. Winston (1968). Historic Kentucky. Lexington: Henry Clay Press. p. 173.
  3. ^ Foreman, Carolyn Thomas (December, 1928). "The Choctaw Academy". Chronicles of Oklahoma. 6 (4): 453–480. Retrieved September 23, 2009. {{cite journal}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)

Category:National Register of Historic Places in Kentucky