Pocomoke City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sturgis One Room School
Built on land owned by William Sturgis, the school operated until 1937 when the Stephen Long School was opened in town. Afterwards, the school was converted into a residence and ultimately abandoned until preservation-minded individuals and organizations joined efforts to relocate and restore the school as a local museum in 1998.
Erected by Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Delmarva Low Impact Experiences, Inc, Maryland Historical Trust,Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council and the Rural Development Center,University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 38° 4.537′ N, 75° 34.19′ W. Marker is in Pocomoke City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on Front Street, on the left when traveling south. Located at the rear parking lot and building entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Willow Street, Pocomoke City MD 21851, 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. Mar-Va Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Shapes of Ships (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); River Trades & Traditions / River Lore & Legend (about 500 feet away); Olive Marie Lippoldt (about 600 feet away); Costen House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pocomoke City Historic Railroad Station (approx. half a mile away); Court House Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Rehoboth (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocomoke City.
Also see . . . Sturgis One Room School Museum,. Grades 1 - 7 were taught by one teacher until it closed (Submitted on February 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.