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Seneca in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seneca Schoolhouse

 
 
Seneca Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
1. Seneca Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  In 1865, local farmer and miller Upton Darby canvassed neighbors for subscriptions to construct a one-room schoolhouse of red sandstone from the Seneca quarries. Darby donated the land and building materials; families contributed labor as well as cash. The school was run by the community until 1876. Then operated as a Montgomery County public school until it closed in 1910. Restored in 1981 by Historic Medley District, Inc.
 
Erected 2015 by Maryland Historical Trust-Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 39° 4.836′ N, 77° 21.086′ W. Marker is in Seneca, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on River Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16800 River Road, Poolesville MD 20837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Historic Seneca Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Seneca Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seneca Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named
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Seneca Store (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seneca Mills During the Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Veteran’s Life in Montgomery County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seneca Creek: “A Raging River” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Seneca: “Average Man’s Resort” (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca.
 
Seneca Schoolhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
2. Seneca Schoolhouse Marker
Seneca Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
3. Seneca Schoolhouse
Seneca Schoolhouse Marker in the background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
4. Seneca Schoolhouse Marker in the background
Seneca Schoolhouse Museum-sign on the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
5. Seneca Schoolhouse Museum-sign on the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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