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

West Nottingham Academy

West Nottingham Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2020
1. West Nottingham Academy 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.
Location. 39° 42.185′ N, 76° 4.936′ W. Marker is near Rising Sun, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Conowingo Road (U.S. 1) and Slicers Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on Conowingo Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rising Sun MD 21911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richards Oak (approx. 1 miles away); a different marker also named West Nottingham Academy (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named West Nottingham Academy (approx. 2.3 miles away); This Tablet is in Commemoration (approx.
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2.3 miles away); The Nottingham Lots (approx. 2.4 miles away); Parker Kidnapping & Rescue (approx. 2.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Cummings Tavern (approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of Chapel-of-Ease (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rising Sun.
More about this marker. This is identical to the marker "West Nottingham Academy" listed for Colora, MD 21917 in this county, but is given a separate entry because of the different postal district cited for it.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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