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Westover in Somerset County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Site of Washington Academy

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
1. First Site of Washington Academy Marker
Inscription. A forerunner of Washington High School, the Academy was founded and built, 1767, under the proprietary laws of 1694, enlarged, 1776, and destroyed by fire, 1797. Originally called Somerset Academy, it was renamed and chartered as Washington Academy, 1779.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 7.9′ N, 75° 42.7′ W. Marker is in Westover, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is on Sign Post Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westover MD 21871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cultural Treasures (approx. 4.4 miles away); Princess Anne Treasures (approx. 4.4 miles away); Saint Stephen's Church Coventry Parish (approx. 4.8 miles away); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (approx. 5 miles away); Historic Boxwood Gardens (approx. 5 miles away); Teackle Mansion (approx. 5 miles away); Somerset County Circuit Courthouse (approx. 5.1 miles away); Princess Anne Town (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducation
 
First Site of Washington Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
2. First Site of Washington Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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