St. John's College

St. John's College (HM1737)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21401 Anne Arundel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.859', W 76° 29.434'

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The Naval War of 1812 in Annapolis

— Don't Give Up the Ship —

St. John's College has a long, rich history dating back to the founding of our nation. Its earliest incarnation, a grammar or preparatory school named after King William III, was founded in Annapolis in 1696, one year after Maryland's capital was moved here from St. Mary's City.

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.
HM NumberHM1737
Placed ByUnited States Naval Academy
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 5:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 370891 N 4315722
Decimal Degrees38.98098333, -76.49056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.859', W 76° 29.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 51.54" N, 76° 29' 26.04" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301, 443, 202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64-66 College Ave, Annapolis MD 21401, US
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