Falley Seminary (1836-1883) was a school in Fulton, Oswego County, New York.[1] It was named in honor of Mrs. M. E. Falley, who gave the institution US$3,000.[2]

Falley Seminary

History edit

The Fulton Female Seminary was incorporated by the New York State Legislature May 25, 1836, and admitted by the Regents February 5, 1839.[2] Lucy Maynard Salmon was its first principal. On April 11, 1842, the name changed to Fulton Academy. On April 11, 1849, it became the Falley Seminary of the Black River Conference. On March 5, 1857, it merged and became the "Falley Seminary".[3][4] It functioned as a preparatory school for girls attended by locals and out-of-area boarding students. Later, it served as a post-secondary seminary of the Presbyterian church, and still later, of the Methodist Conference.[5]

Alumni edit

  • Candy Cummings (1848-1924), professional baseball pitcher, credited with inventing the curveball
  • Esther Baker Steele (1835–1911), educator, author, traveler, philanthropist

Further reading edit

  • Chase, W. Dempster (1890). History and Reunion of Falley Seminary ... (Public domain ed.). Morrill brothers. Retrieved 20 November 2021.

References edit

  1. ^ Friends of History in Fulton (September 2001). Fulton and the Oswego River. Arcadia Publishing. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-7385-0933-4. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Hough, Franklin Benjamin (1885). Historical and Statistical Record of the University of the State of New York: During the Century from 1784 to 1884 (Public domain ed.). Weed, Parsons, printers. p. 619. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  3. ^ French, J. H. (1860). Gazetteer of the State of New York (Public domain ed.). Heritage Books. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-7884-2281-2. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  4. ^ Miller, George Frederick (1922). The Academy System of the State of New York (Public domain ed.). J.B.Lyon Company, printers. p. 89-90. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  5. ^ "HISTORY - United States - First United Methodist Church of Fulton". fultonfumc. Retrieved 20 November 2021.