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West Nottingham Academy

 
 
West Nottingham Academy Founded 1744 by Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1744.
 
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); a different marker also named West Nottingham Academy (approx.
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2.3 miles away); Richards Oak (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cummings Tavern (approx. 2˝ miles away); Site of Chapel-of-Ease (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Nottingham Lots (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Woodlawn Camp Meeting (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is across Firetower Road from "This Tablet is in Commemoration". Photo #5 shows identical marker at intersection of Conowingo Road (US 1) and Slicers Mill Road; however, that is in Rising Sun, MD 21911.
 
Headmaster's House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
2. Headmaster's House
Administration Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
3. Administration Building
West Nottingham Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 12, 2019
5. Identical marker at the intersection of Conowingo Road (US 1) and Slicers Mill Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,129 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. 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.

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