Fort Washington in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Silesia School
Location. 38° 44.238′ N, 77° 0.161′ W. Marker is in Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Fort Washington Road and Warburton Road, on the right when traveling east on Fort Washington Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broad Creek Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prince George’s County - St. John’s Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chapel Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); “Coach” James W. Crawford “Warburton Manor” (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Mortar Battery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Washington Park (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battery Decatur and Disappearing Guns (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washington.
Also see . . . Silesia Schoolhouse. (PDF) P.G. #80-12 Maryland Historical Trust Historic Site Inventory Form, 1988
"The Silesia Schoolhouse was constructed in 1902 on a one-acre lot sold to the Board of County School Commissioners by James and Mary Edelen. It was used as a school for only approximately one quarter century. When the Oxon Hill consolidated school was built in 1925, the one-room schools in the South Potomac/Piscataway area were closed and their students transported to the new school on Livingston Road. The one-acre lot and the Silesia Schoolhouse reverted at this tine to the Edelen family. During the 1930's (according to long-time local residents) the school building was converted into a residence, and it was probably at this time that the east extension was added. In 1959, the schoolhouse and part of the original
The Silesia schoolhouse remains one of very few surviving school buildings from the turn of the century, with a capability of adaptive reuse." -- The building was torn down in the early 21st Century. (Submitted on September 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,150 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on September 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.