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

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

 
 
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.  Princess Anne Academy was established on September 13, 1886, to provide higher education for African Americans on the lower Eastern Shore. The Centenary Biblical Institute (later Morgan State College) and the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church were instrumental in its founding, and administered the institution into the early 20th century. The State of Maryland assumed control of the academy in 1919, renaming it the Eastern Shore Branch of Maryland Agricultural College. In 1926 it passed into complete ownership of the State and was known as Princess Anne College. In 1948 it became Maryland State College, a division of the University of Maryland. It was designated University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1970.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in 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° 12.833′ N, 75° 41.2′ 
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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); Princess Anne Town (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birthplace of Samuel Chase (approx. 0.7 miles away); Somerset County Circuit Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Boxwood Gardens (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (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 439 times since then and 17 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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