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Pre-Civil War Academies
In Present-Day West Virginia

Name Address County Date
Academy of Shepherdstown Shepherdstown Jefferson Incorporated 1784
Randolph Academy Clarksburg Harrison Incorporated 11 December 1797
Charles Town Academy Charles Town Jefferson Incorporated 25 December 1797
Brooke Academy Wellsburg Brooke Incorporated 10 January 1797
Mount Carmel School West Union Preston (then Monongalia) Established 1801
Lewisburg Academy Lewisburg Greenbrier Incorporated 1812
Shepherdstown Academy Shepherdstown Jefferson Incorporated 3 January 1814
Romney Academy Romney Hampshire Incorporated 11 February 1814
Lancasterian Academy Wheeling Ohio Incorporated 10 October 1814
Monongalia Academy Morgantown Monongalia Incorporated 29 November 1814
Mercer Academy Charleston Kanawha Incorporated 29 November 1818
Union Academy Union Monroe Incorporated 27 January 1820
Martinsburg Academy Martinsburg Berkeley Incorporated 28 January 1822
Romney Classical Institute Romney Hampshire Established 1824
Tyler Academy Middlebourne Tyler Incorporated 30 January 1827
Wheeling Academy Wheeling Ohio Incorporated 21 February 1827
Romney Academy Romney Hampshire Incorporated 25 March 1829
Morgantown Female Seminary Morgantown Monongalia Incorporated 23 March 1831
Seymour Academy Moorefield Hardy Incorporated 16 February 1832
Bolivar Academy Bolivar Jefferson Incorporated 16 February 1832
Red Sulphur Seminary Red Sulphur Springs Monroe Opened 15 April 1832
Charles Town Female Academy Charles Town Jefferson Incorporated 15 March 1836
Brickhead and Wells Academy Sistersville Tyler Incorporated 18 January 1837
West Liberty Academy West Liberty Ohio Incorporated 20 March 1837
Marshall Academy Guyandotte (now Huntington) Cabell Incorporated 13 March 1838
Western Virginia Education Society Pruntytown Taylor (then Harrison) Incorporated 28 March 1838
Parkersburg Academy Association Parkersburg Wood Incorporated 5 April 1838
Morgantown Female Academy Morgantown Monongalia Incorporated 30 January 1839
Cove Academy Holliday's Cove Hancock (then Brooke) Incorporated 6 April 1839
Bethany College Bethany Brooke Incorporated 1840
Preston Academy Kingwood Preston Incorporated 2 January 1841
Huntersville Academy Huntersville Pocahontas Incorporated 18 January1842
Asbury Academy Parkersburg Wood Incorporated 8 February 1842
Little Levels Academy Hillsboro Pocahontas Incorporated 14 February 1842
Rector College Pruntytown Taylor Incorporated 14 February 1842
Greenbank Academy Greenbank Pocahontas Incorporated 26 March 1842
Northwestern Academy Clarksburg Harrison Incorporated 26 March 1842
Brandon Academy Brandonville Preston Incorporated 27 March 1843
Weston Academy Weston Lewis Incorporated 18 January 1844
Potomac Seminary Romney Hampshire Incorporated 12 December 1846
Male and Female Academy Buckhannon Upshur (then Lewis) Incorporated 1 February 1847
Lewis County Seminary Weston Lewis Incorporated 20 March 1847
Marshall Academy Moundsville Marshall Incorporated 19 March 1847
Wheeling Female Seminary Wheeling Ohio Incorporated 24 January 1848
Buffalo Academy Buffalo Putnam Incorporated 16 March 1849
Academy of the Visitation Wheeling Ohio Incorporated 14 March 1850
Jane Lew Academy Jane Lew Lewis Incorporated 16 March 1850
Wellsburg Female Academy Wellsburg Brooke Incorporated 17 March 1851
Meade Collegiate Institute Parkersburg Wood Incorporated 21 March 1851
South Branch Academical Institute Moorefield Hardy Incorporated 31 March 1851
Fairmont Academy Fairmont Marion Incorporated 17 February 1852
Wheeling Female Seminary Wheeling Ohio Incorporated 10 January 1853
West Union Academy West Union Doddridge Incorporated 16 April 1852
Morgan Academy Berkeley Springs Morgan Incorporated 10 January 1853
Logan Institute Logan Court House Logan Incorporated 21 February 1853
Ashton Academy Mercer's Bottom Mason Incorporated 7 January 1856
Point Pleasant Academy Point Pleasant Mason Incorporated 26 February 1856
Polytechnic College Aracoma Logan Incorporated 28 February 1856
Fairmont Male and Female Seminary Fairmont Marion Incorporated 12 March 1856
Harpers Ferry Female Institute Harpers Ferry Jefferson Incorporated 18 March 1856
Woodburn Female Seminary Morgantown Monongalia Incorporated 4 January 1858
Lewisburg Female Institute Lewisburg Greenbrier Incorporated 7 April 1858
Levelton Male and Female College Hillsboro Pocahontas Incorporated 27 February 1860
Union College Union Monroe Incorporated 28 March 1860
Parkersburg Classical and Scientific Institute Parkersburg Wood Incorporated 18 March 1861

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