Keystone College began with a conversation at a general store. The north had just won the Civil War, and no secondary schools existed between Scranton and Binghamton, New York. At that general store in the small Wyoming County town of Factoryville, three men discussed founding a high school for their children. Keystone Academy opened in 1869, with 16 boys and girls.
As the region’s needs changed, so did the school. Keystone evolved from a small high school in a Baptist church, to a junior college, and to an institution that now offers graduate degrees.