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Morrill Hall

University of Maryland

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2009
1. Morrill Hall Marker
Inscription. Built in 1898, Morrill Hall is named for Senator Justin Morrill who introduced legislation (in 1861) leading to the creation of a system of land grant colleges, of which the University of Maryland is a member. The building survived a devastating fire in 1912 which destroyed adjacent structures. Morrill Hall remains the oldest academic building in continuous use.
 
Erected 2009 by University of Maryland.
 
Location. 38° 59.06′ N, 76° 56.644′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Touch for map. Marker is at the main (east) entrance to Morrill Hall which is east of Preinkert Drive, at the west side of the "Grove", on the campus of the University of Maryland. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Millard E. Tydings (within shouting distance of this marker); Architectural History of the Maryland Agricultural College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Terrapin Memorial (about 600 feet away); Calvert Hall (about 700 feet away); Juan Ramón Jiménez (approx.
Morrill Hall, Unversity of Maryland, College Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 21, 2009
2. Morrill Hall, Unversity of Maryland, College Park
- marker visible on the wall, right side of doorway.
0.2 miles away); University of Maryland Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leo Van Munching (approx. 0.2 miles away); "May Peace Prevail on Earth" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Justin Smith Morrill. (Submitted on August 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Acts (1862, 1890). (Submitted on August 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Justin Smith Morrill; Land-Grant College Act.
 
Categories. AgricultureEducationNotable Buildings
 
Justin Smith Morrill (1810 - 1898) image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. Justin Smith Morrill (1810 - 1898)
U.S. Senator from Vermont
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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