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Charlotte Hall School

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Charlotte Hall School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 26, 2022
1. Charlotte Hall School Marker
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A historical treasure. The Charlotte Hall School is a one-room schoolhouse built in 1820 on land purchased from the Edwards family for $10 per acre. Originally located on Thompson Corner Road in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, the school was attended by children in grades one through seven who lived within walking distance.

The schoolhouse closed in 1964 after fire damaged the structure. Maryland Senator Henry Fowler, Sr., a former student, purchased the building from the St. Mary's County Board of Education for $5. In 1965, he moved the school to his property, Horse Range Farm, where it was restored to be used as a museum.

Moving forward. In 1991, the heirs of Senator Fowler presented the schoolhouse to the St. Mary's County Museum Division. On April 17th of the same year, the structure was moved 28 miles in six hours from the Senator's farm to its current spot on the grounds of the St. Clement's Island Museum.
 
Erected by Commissioners of St. Mary's County; St. Mary's County Museum Division; Friends of the St. Clement's Island and Piney Point Museum; Children of
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the American Colonists; Destination Southern Maryland; Southern Maryland Heritage Area, Maryland Heritage Area Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is April 17, 1820.
 
Location. 38° 13.492′ N, 76° 45.078′ W. Marker is in Coltons Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Point Breeze Road west of Dave Bailey Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38370 Point Breeze Rd, Coltons Point MD 20626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Clement's Island Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); With Great Emotion of Soul (within shouting distance of this marker); Journey to an Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover Southern Maryland's Amazing Stories of Exploration, Hope, and Courage (within shouting distance of this marker); Ways to Explore Southern Maryland's Scenic and Historic Routes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Black Diamond Incident (within shouting distance of this marker); Dory Boats (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Clement’s Island (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coltons Point.
 
The Charlotte Hall School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 26, 2022
2. The Charlotte Hall School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Feb. 26, 2024