York County Academy, 1899, Historical Sketch

York County Academy, founded by St. John's (Episcopal) Church of York, and set in operation, March 1, 1788, was incorporated into that parish, and placed under its control, by a charter bearing date September 12, 1787.

In 1799, a new charter, granted by the state legislature upon petition, and approved March 1, gave over the responsibility of the Academy as ''a school or Academy for the education of youth in the learned and foreign languages, in the useful arts, sciences, and literature," to a board of twenty-oue trustees. The members of the board of trustees thus created were to be citizens of York County, and might be of any religious denomination. This charter is still in force, without modification.

A list of the students educated at the Academy would include every name prominent in the history of the county, besides many famous in the state and nation. It is the aim and ambition of the present management to continue that useful and honorable influence.

1. "Historical Sketch", Annual Catalogue of York County Academy, York, Pa., 1899, page 5.
See Also
York County Academy 1899 Catalogue (Searchable)

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