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Princess Anne in Somerset County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Princess Anne

 
 
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
1. University of Maryland Eastern Shore Marker
Inscription.  Located in Princess Anne, Somerset County, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore celebrates a rich African-American history. This historically black, land-granted doctoral degree granting institution was founded on September 13, 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy by the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It opened with nine students and one professor in the Olney building, but added twenty-eight students by the end of that year. It operated under different names until 1970 when it was named the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as part of the University of Maryland System.

The 766-acre campus was twice ranked as the second most beautiful campus in the U.S. by the National Professional Grounds Management Society. By 2005, there were over 3,500 students enrolled from the U.S. and 73 countries worldwide. To meet the needs of the 21st Century, 46 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered within the Schools of the Arts and Professions, Agricultural and Natural Sciences, Business and Technology, the Health Professions, and Graduate Studies
 
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this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1919.
 
Location. 38° 12.85′ N, 75° 41.217′ W. Marker is in Princess Anne, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is on UMES Blvd.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princess Anne MD 21853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named University of Maryland Eastern Shore (within shouting distance of this marker); Somerset County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Manokin Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthplace of Samuel Chase (approx. 0.7 miles away); Princess Anne Town (approx. 0.7 miles away); Somerset County Circuit Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Boxwood Gardens (approx. 0.9 miles away); Teackle Mansion (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princess Anne.
 
Also see . . .  University of Maryland Eastern Shore website. (Submitted on July 12, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
2. University of Maryland Eastern Shore Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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