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Near Bowie in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bowie State University

 
 
Bowie State University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
1. Bowie State University Marker
Inscription.  Oldest historically black institution of higher education in Maryland. Established in 1865 in Baltimore as a school for freed slaves. In 1867 became Baltimore Normal School for the education of colored teachers. Relocated in 1911 to Prince George’s County; renamed Maryland Normal and Industrial School at Bowie. Expanded to four-year program 1935 as Maryland Teachers College at Bowie. Liberal Arts added 1963 became Bowie State College. Joined University System of Maryland 1988 as Bowie State University.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust-Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 39° 1.081′ N, 76° 45.626′ W. Marker is near Bowie, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Henry Circle. The marker is near the front of Thurgood Marshall Library, Bowie State University. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie MD 20715, 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. Benjamin Banneker Hall / Benjamin Banneker (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Huntington to Bowie - The History (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Bowie Caboose (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bowie Railroad Station Museum (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling Conservation Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dr. Gregory J. Smith (approx. 2.1 miles away); National Wildlife Center (approx. 2.1 miles away); William Levitt and Sons, Belair-at-Bowie (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowie.
 
Bowie State University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
2. Bowie State University Marker
The Thurgood Marshall Library is in the background
Bowie State University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
3. Bowie State University Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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