04 Jan Fayette Seminary Established
August 5, 1856
Fayette Seminary Established
A meeting was held on August 5, 1856 at the Courthouse led by Miles M. Tidwell who voiced interest in establishing a local learning institution. It was decided at this meeting that the Fayette Seminary would be built to serve the education needs of the children in Fayette County.
On August 15, 1856, a contract was entered into with local contractor Elam Ashcroft to build a new learning institution. It was to cost $2,500. Brothers Morgan and George Looney were approached to set up the curriculum. Both men were hired as teachers at the Fayette Seminary.
By Deborah Riddle