“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Marlboro Academy

Marlboro Academy Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 21, 2007
1. Marlboro Academy Marker
Inscription. On this site the Marlboro Academy was established in 1835. This began 150 years of education as the Marlboro Academy, The Upper Marlboro High School, and the Upper Marlboro Elementary School.
Erected 1999 by The Alumni of the Upper Marlboro High School.
Location. 38° 49.036′ N, 76° 45.145′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Governor Oden Bowie Drive and Elm Street, on the right when traveling west on Governor Oden Bowie Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes (a few steps from this marker); Turn of Events (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. William Beanes (within shouting distance of this marker); William Beanes (within shouting distance of this marker); John Rogers (1723 - 1789) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Walk of History (about 600 feet away); This White Oak Tree (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of John Carroll (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
Also see . . .  Old Marlboro High School (Old Marlboro Elementary School)
Site of the Marlboro Academy Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 21, 2007
2. Site of the Marlboro Academy
. PG:79-52, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties, "The buildings on the hill overlooking Upper Marlboro represent 150 years of public education. The 1930's high school is the latest in a series of schools on the site, beginning with the Upper Marlboro Academy in 1835. The hillside was known as Academy Hill, and Schoolhouse pond also took its name from the Academy. The hillside was the residence of Dr. William Beanes, well known for his kidnapping by British troops during the War of 1812. Dr. Beanes lived on the hill from 1779 until his death in 1828. His grave is marked by a monument, east of the school. In 1836 the Academy's Board of Trustees purchased the Beanes' property for $1,360." (Submitted on October 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
Categories. Education
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,388 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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