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“Stanley Institute”

 
 
"Stanley Institute" Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
1. "Stanley Institute" Marker
Inscription. Oldest community-owned one-room schoolhouse still intact in Dorchester County. First constructed c. 1865 near Church Creek. Moved here in 1867, it was used continuously until July 15, 1966, as Rock Elementary School for students in grades 1 through 7. Many ministers of Delaware annual conference of Methodist Church received their primary education here. School named for Ezekriel Stanley, president of its first board. Other trustees included Dennis Camper, Jr., Charles F. Kiah, Moses Opher and Nathaniel Young. On National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1976 by Rock Community Improvement League.
 
Location. 38° 32.692′ N, 76° 6.158′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Creek Road (Maryland Route 16) and Bayly Road, on the right when traveling east on Church Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stanley Institute-Racing to Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); “Appleby” (approx. 1.4 miles away); Thomas Holliday Hicks (approx. 2.1
Stanley Institute image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
2. Stanley Institute
The school is one of Maryland's oldest to be organized and maintained by a black community.
miles away); a different marker also named Thomas Holliday Hicks (approx. 2.1 miles away); John Barth (approx. 2.3 miles away); Eastern Shore Infantry (approx. 2.3 miles away); John F. Kennedy (approx. 2.3 miles away); Born To Be Free (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Also see . . .  Rock School, Stanley Institute. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on March 10, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
“Stanley Institute” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
3. “Stanley Institute” Marker
Stanley Institute in 1981 image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, January 1981
4. Stanley Institute in 1981
Stanley Institute in 1981 image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, January 1981
5. Stanley Institute in 1981
Stanley Institute image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
6. Stanley Institute
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   6. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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