The Duff Academy

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Originally a Lee County native
, Jerome Hill Duff lived in the house which is now the June Tolliver House.  He was the owner and manager of the Central Hotel which was originally located across the street.  Since there were no schools, he built this little schoolhouse for his children.  He secured Mrs. Virginia Frizzell Parrish as governess and teacher for his children.  The Bullitt, Kenkel, an Mills families also sent their children here to school.  The school was originally located behind the hotel, but was later moved to its present location.

 

 

The Duff Academy is located near the June Tolliver House and adjacent to the Trail of the Lonesome Pine Drama.