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

Washington College

Founded in 1782

 
 
Washington College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, October 18, 2007
1. Washington College Marker
Inscription.  George Washington gave to its founding, granted use of his name and served on the Board of Visitors and Governors. He attended public exercises here, 1784, and received degree of Doctor of Laws in 1789.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission of Maryland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1784.
 
Location. 39° 12.97′ N, 76° 4.007′ W. Marker is in Chestertown, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Brown Street, on the right when traveling south on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. George Washington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named George Washington (about 700 feet away); The Kent County Free School (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Uptown Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); War Along the Chesapeake (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Beck Nicholson
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); American Victory (approx. 0.4 miles away); History Tour of the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Co., Inc. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chestertown.
 
Washington College Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, October 18, 2007
2. Washington College Sign
Old college buildings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, October 18, 2007
3. Old college buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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