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Near Colora in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Nottingham Academy

 
 
West Nottingham Academy Founded 1744 by Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
1. West Nottingham Academy Founded 1744 by Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1744 by by Samuel Finley, Presbyterian Minister and a native of County Armagh, Ireland. He remained in charge of the academy and church until 1761 when he was chosen President of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 40.188′ N, 76° 4.606′ W. Marker is near Colora, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Harrisville Road and Firetower Road, on the right when traveling south on Harrisville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1195 Firetower Road, Colora MD 21917, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Tablet is in Commemoration (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named West Nottingham Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richards Oak (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cummings Tavern (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Chapel-of-Ease (approx. 2 miles away);
Headmaster's House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
2. Headmaster's House
The Nottingham Lots (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Woodlawn Camp Meeting (approx. 3.1 miles away); Flight 605 (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  West Nottingham Academy History. (Submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraEducationNotable Persons
 
Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
3. Administration Building
West Nottingham Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
4. West Nottingham Presbyterian Church
Identical marker at the intersection of Conowingo Road (US 1) and Slicers Mill Road image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
5. Identical marker at the intersection of Conowingo Road (US 1) and Slicers Mill Road
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,891 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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