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Near Port Republic in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

One-Room School

 
 
One-Room School Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 25, 2007
1. One-Room School Marker
Inscription.  Port Republic School No. 7, built about 1870 and closed in 1932. One teacher usually taught seven grades. Children walked to school from as far as three miles away. In the 59 similar schools throughout Calvert County, enrollment averaged about 30.

This building was restored in 1977 by the Calvert Retired Teachers Association.

 
Erected by Calvet County Historical Society, Board of County Commissioners, and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 38° 29.68′ N, 76° 32.225′ W. Marker is near Port Republic, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Broomes Island Road (Maryland Route 264) 0.4 miles south of Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2 / 4), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3085 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic MD 20676, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. School #7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a
Port Republic School No. 7 image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
2. Port Republic School No. 7
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direct line); Veitch’s Cove (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Garden of Remembrance (approx. 2.3 miles away); Turning Point (approx. 2.3 miles away); The St. Leonard Polling House (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Leonard Polling House and Garden of Remembrance (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle Creek Cypress Swamp (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Republic.
 
Another School Marker on the Site image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
3. Another School Marker on the Site
This marker contains some period photographs of the school and students. See list of nearby markers for link.
Sign for Port Republic School No. 7 image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
4. Sign for Port Republic School No. 7
Another sign on the site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,521 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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