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Near Port Republic in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

One-Room School

 
 
One-Room School Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 25, 2007
1. One-Room School Marker
Inscription. Port Republic School No. 7, built about 1870 and closed in 1932. One teacher usually taught seven grades. Children walked to school from as far as three miles away. In the 59 similar schools throughout Calvert County, enrollment averaged about 30.

This building was restored in 1977 by the Calvert Retired Teachers Association.
 
Erected by Calvet County Historical Society, Board of County Commissioners, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 29.68′ N, 76° 32.225′ W. Marker is near Port Republic, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Broomes Island Road (Maryland Route 264) 0.4 miles south of Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2 / 4), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Republic MD 20676, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. School #7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veitch’s Cove (approx. 1.8 miles away); Turning Point (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Leonard Polling House and Garden of Remembrance
Port Republic School No. 7 image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
2. Port Republic School No. 7
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle Creek Cypress Swamp (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Leonard Creek (approx. 3.9 miles away); Early Settlements (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Republic.
 
Categories. Education
 
Another School Marker on the Site image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
3. Another School Marker on the Site
This marker contains some period photographs of the school and students. See list of nearby markers for link.
Sign for Port Republic School No. 7 image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
4. Sign for Port Republic School No. 7
Another sign on the site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,424 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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