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Indiana Historical Bureau

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Indiana Normal [School],  1852-1886

Location: S. Main & Pearl Streets in front of community center, Burnettsville. (White County, Indiana)


ID# : 91.1976.1


Founded originally as Farmington Academy in the southwest part of town, in 1858 Joseph Baldwin opened the Indiana Normal. This was Indiana's first Normal school and the fifth in the United States.