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Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Free School

Shepherd District

 

1848 - 1881

 
Free School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 19, 2009
1. Free School Marker
Inscription.
Shepherd District
Free School
1848-1881
Given to the West Virginia board of education for Shepherd College by Upton S. Martin in memory of his father, U.S. Martin (1859-1957), 32nd degree mason, Mayor of Shepherdstown six years, member West Virginia house of delegates six years, and a participant in civic affairs here for fifty years.
 
Erected 1961 by Historic Shepherdstown Commission.
 
Location. 39° 25.745′ N, 77° 48.307′ W. Marker is in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Princess Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Heritage Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mt. Nebo Lodge No. 91 (about 600 feet away); Shepherdstown (about 700 feet away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (about 700 feet away); Shepherd State Teachers College (about 700 feet away); Civil War Hospital Site (about 700 feet away); a different marker
Free School image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 19, 2009
2. Free School
also named Civil War Hospital Site (about 700 feet away); Spirit of 1775 Beeline March to Cambridge (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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