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Oldest High School in Baltimore County

 
 
Oldest High School in Baltimore County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 12, 2007
1. Oldest High School in Baltimore County Marker
Inscription. Franklin Academy founded January 10, 1820 by an Act of the General Assembly of Maryland. On January 25, 1849 became a public school. Was Reisterstown High School from 1874–1896. Became Franklin High School in 1897.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 27.847′ N, 76° 49.847′ W. Marker is in Reisterstown, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Cockey’s Mill Road and Reisterstown Road (Route 140), on the left on Cockey’s Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reisterstown MD 21136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel William Norris (within shouting distance of this marker); John and Margaret Reister (within shouting distance of this marker); “Buffalo Soldiers” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glyndon Station (approx. one mile away); Hannah More Academy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Glyndon (approx. 1.1 miles away); Original Cornerstone of the Franklin Senior High School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Original Bell of the Franklin Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reisterstown.
 
Also see . . .
Oldest High School in Baltimore County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
2. Oldest High School in Baltimore County Marker
Wide shot of marker.
 Franklin High School - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 25, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Site of the original Franklin Academy Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
3. Site of the original Franklin Academy Building
This site is now the Reisterstown branch of the Baltimore County Public Library.
Oldest High School in Baltimore County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
4. Oldest High School in Baltimore County Marker
This is the only structure of the Franklin Academy still standing. It was build in 1930 and at that time housed Franklin High School. Presently this building is the Franklin Middle School.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,344 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 13, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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