Troy Academy

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Troy Academy
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Troy Academy
Highway 2, Davis County, IA

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Motto"Do Right Because it is Right"
Established1853

Troy Academy was a school of higher education in Davis County, Iowa. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was founded in 1853 as a "seminary of learning" and operated through the Des Moines Presbytery and then independently. [1] [2] It was the first "normal school" teaching teachers in the newly created state of Iowa. [3] In addition to training teachers, it also taught students hoping to become lawyers, doctors and eventually taught courses in business and accounting. [4] Eventually the Troy Academy became the high school of the Troy Independent School District in 1904. The school was for most of its history coeducational. [5] The Troy Academy is undergoing renovations and is accessible to the public a few times per year and upon request. [6]

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References

  1. History of Davis County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, Etc., a Biographical Directory of Many of Its Leading Citizens, War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, History of Iowa and the Northwest ... State Historical Company. 1882-01-01.
  2. Troy Academy, Troy Iowa
  3. Troy Academy, Troy Iowa
  4. Southeast Iowa Museum Guide
  5. "Troy School Students". iagenweb.org. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  6. "Archived copy" (PDF). bdemo.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)