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Site of Muse Academy

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McKinney, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 12' 33.667056", -96° 37' 36.43788"
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    A native of Virginia, James S. Muse (1804-1878) prospered as a hemp grower in Missouri before coming to Texas with his wife Margaret Slaughter. He bought 320 acres and built this house in 1858-59. In one wing which was later removed, he opened Muse Academy, also known as Mount Pleasant High School. A lay preacher in the Christian Church, he was also a Greek and Latin scholar. Other instructors, including his daughters, were added as the school grew. Many children of prominent pioneer families in North Texas attended. The school closed in 1871. (1978)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Site of Muse Academy Historical Marker Location Map, McKinney, Texas