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Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Stanley Institute”

 
 
"Stanley Institute" Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
1. "Stanley Institute" Marker
Inscription. Oldest community-owned one-room schoolhouse still intact in Dorchester County. First constructed c. 1865 near Church Creek. Moved here in 1867, it was used continuously until July 15, 1966, as Rock Elementary School for students in grades 1 through 7. Many ministers of Delaware annual conference of Methodist Church received their primary education here. School named for Ezekriel Stanley, president of its first board. Other trustees included Dennis Camper, Jr., Charles F. Kiah, Moses Opher and Nathaniel Young. On National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1976 by Rock Community Improvement League.
 
Location. 38° 32.692′ N, 76° 6.158′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Creek Road (Maryland Route 16) and Bayly Road, on the right when traveling east on Church Creek Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stanley Institute-Racing to Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); “Appleby” (approx. 1.4 miles away); Thomas Holliday Hicks (approx.
Stanley Institute image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
2. Stanley Institute
The school is one of Maryland's oldest to be organized and maintained by a black community.
2.1 miles away); John F. Kennedy (approx. 2.3 miles away); Finding Freedom (approx. 2.4 miles away); Harriet Tubman Memorial Garden-Celebrating an Icon (approx. 2.4 miles away); Christ P. E. Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); This Bell (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Stanley Institute in 1981 image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, January 1981
3. Stanley Institute in 1981
Stanley Institute in 1981 image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, January 1981
4. Stanley Institute in 1981
 
 
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