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Pocomoke City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sturgis One Room School

Museum

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
1. Sturgis One Room School Marker
Inscription. Originally located on Brantley Road east of Pocomoke City, the Sturgis School is one of the last remaining one-room school buildings erected to educate African-American children in Worcester County. Dating around 1900, the single-story frame structure is similar to schools erected during the nineteenth century with its one-room plan, six-over-six sash windows, and plain weatherboard siding. The interior remains with its characteristic board wainscoting below the window sill level and a plastered finish above.

Built on land owned by William Sturgis, the school operated until 1937 when the Stephen Long School was opened in town. Afterwards, the school was converted into a residence and ultimately abandoned until preservation-minded individuals and organizations joined efforts to relocate and restore the school as a local museum in 1998.
 
Erected by Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Delmarva Low Impact Experiences, Inc, Maryland Historical Trust,Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council and the Rural Development Center,University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
 
Location. 38° 4.537′ N, 75° 34.19′ W. Marker is in Pocomoke City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is
Sturgis One Room School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
2. Sturgis One Room School Marker
on Front Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the rear parking lot and building entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Willow Street, Pocomoke City MD 21851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Costen House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Court House Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Rehoboth (approx. 2.2 miles away); Boundary Line Maryland - Virginia (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cultural Treasures (approx. 5.1 miles away); Beach to Bay Indian Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Wicomico Treasures (approx. 5.1 miles away); Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pocomoke City.
 
Also see . . .  Sturgis One Room School Museum,. Grades 1 - 7 were taught by one teacher until it closed (Submitted on February 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
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3. Marker pictures
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By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
4. Sturgis One Room School and Marker
Sturgis One Room School, 209 Willow Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
5. Sturgis One Room School, 209 Willow Street
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6. Sturgis One Room School
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7. Sturgis One Room School
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8. Sturgis One Room School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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