Tuscumbia Female Academy

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The Tuscumbia Female Academy was a school for women in Tuscumbia, Alabama which operated from 1826 until the 1860s. The Tuscumbia Female Academy was one of the oldest schools for women established in Alabama. The academy was chartered by the state of Alabama on January 13, 1826, and rechartered in 1832. The school operated until the 1860s when it was closed due to the American Civil War. After its closing, the buildings of the school were used by the public schools of Tuscumbia.[1]

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  1. ^ Isabella Margaret Elizabeth Blandin, History of Higher Education of Women in the South Prior to 1860, (New York: Washington, Neale Pub. Co., 1909), 64-65.