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Chestertown in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Kent County Free School

 
 
The Kent County Free School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. The Kent County Free School Marker
Inscription.  
Here stood
The Kent County Free School
authorized and established
by act of
Council and Assembly of Maryland
September 26, 1728
This became Washington College
October 15, 1782

 
Erected by The Old Kent Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 26, 1728.
 
Location. 39° 12.711′ N, 76° 3.953′ W. Marker is in Chestertown, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (Route 213) 0.1 miles south of North Kent Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Washington Avenue, Chestertown MD 21620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Along the Chesapeake (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Beck Nicholson (about 500 feet away); American Victory (about 500 feet away); Chestertown, First Population Center of the United States
The Kent County Free School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. The Kent County Free School Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Chestertown Vol. Fire Co., Inc. (about 600 feet away); George Vickers (about 600 feet away); Tercentenary Celebration (approx. 0.2 miles away); On This Site Stood the Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chestertown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 25, 2022