Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. John's College
The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis
—Don't Give Up the Ship —
Ten-year-old Francis Scott Key, future author of "The Star-Spangled Banner," was among the grammar school students who participated in the college's opening exercises in 1789. Key graduated from St. John's in 1796 and went on to practice law, first in Frederick and later in Georgetown.
Today, St. John's is a private, four-year college, nationally recognized for its interdisciplinary great books program. The college welcomes the community to Francis Scott Key Auditorium in Mellon Hall to attend concerts and lectures, and to experience the community learning that St. John's seeks to inspire. St. John's College is dedicated to the notion that freedom of thought is achieved through a liberal arts education.
Erected by United States Naval Academy. (Marker Number 7.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land (a few steps from this marker); For Civilization Liberty Country (within shouting distance of this marker); King William's School (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Scott Key (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Tree (about 300 feet away); Alexander Magruder (about 400 feet away); This Cannon (about 400 feet away); History of Our Maryland Flag (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis Walking Tour.
Also see . . . USNA walking tour:. Seas, Lakes & Bay, The Naval War of 1812, Bicentennial (Submitted on February 19, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Education • War of 1812 •
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