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Peabody Museum

408 S Main St.

Troy, NC 27371

Housed in the bottom floor of old Peabody Academy building

Peabody Academy was established in 1880 in Troy, NC by the American Missionary Association (AMA) for the sole purpose of educating African Americans of Montgomery County, NC. The Negro boarding school attracted students from all of the surrounding rural areas including towns now known as Biscoe, Mount Gilead, Candor, Pekin, Star, in addition to Troy, NC. Peabody Academy was the only institution, at the time, that served the educational needs of African Americans.