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Millersville in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anne Arundel Academy

1854-1924

 
 
Anne Arundel Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 30, 2002
1. Anne Arundel Academy Marker
Inscription.  Site of private high school for boys and girls. Its aim: “To create a love for labor, honesty and a high moral life.” Phil Moore Leakin, founder and first principle, taught in rented log house, later in one-story school erected at cost of $600. Original stockholders included W. H. Baldwin, H. H. Brown, Owen Cecil, R. I. Duvall, B. E. Gantt and B. D. Hall. In 1924, trustees gave 10-acre campus, equipment, library, and $6,000 to Anne Arundel County for public high school here.
 
Erected 1975 by Ann Arundel Chapter of the 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 year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 39° 3.337′ N, 76° 38.295′ W. Marker is in Millersville, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Millersville Road, 0.9 miles east of Crain Highway (Maryland Route 3), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millersville MD 21108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles W. Baldwin Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Stage-Coach Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Severn Crossroads Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chapel of Ease (approx. 0.9 miles away); Count de Rochambeau’s (approx. 1.4 miles away); Shipley's Choice (approx. 1.8 miles away); Widow Ramsey’s Tavern (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millersville.
 
Anne Arundel Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tabitha Preast, May 1, 2008
2. Anne Arundel Academy Marker
Anne Arundel Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tabitha Preast, May 3, 2008
3. Anne Arundel Academy Marker
School Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 30, 2002
4. School Building
This school building, standing in front of the Ann Arundel Academy marker in 2002, has been razed. A modern Millersville Elementary School is located adjacent to this property.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,448 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.   4. submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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