African American Schoolhouse

African American Schoolhouse (HM16P2)

Location: Worton, MD 21678 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 18.008', W 76° 8.75'

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— A one-room schoolhouse that became the cornerstone of a Community... —

Worton Point 'Colored' Public School #2, District Number 3; a one-room schoolhouse built August 1890. This structure was documented by the University of Delaware Center for Historic and Architectural Design in June 2003. Prior to the 1930's county busing program, children from neighboring communities traveled up to six miles on foot or horse and carriage in rain or snow. Class sizes notably increased during the winter months, when male students were not able to work in the fields; daily attendance could rise to thirty pupils The last class held in this school was in 1958.The students were taught the States' required curriculum from first through sixth grades; the extent of that need was dictated by ages and numbers of pupils in attendance. Now a museum, this school is the showplace of an exhibit of photographs, artifacts and oral histories of the lives and contributions of black families of early Kent County Maryland.
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HM NumberHM16P2
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 6:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 401199 N 4350709
Decimal Degrees39.30013333, -76.14583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.008', W 76° 8.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 0.48" N, 76° 8' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11984-18510 St James Newtown Rd, Worton MD 21678, US
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