Sturgis One Room School

Sturgis One Room School (HM174O)

Location: Pocomoke City, MD 21851 Worcester County
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N 38° 4.537', W 75° 34.19'

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Originally located on Brantley Road east of Pocomoke City, the Sturgis School is one of the last remaining one-room school buildings erected to educate African-American children in Worcester County. Dating around 1900, the single-story frame structure is similar to schools erected during the nineteenth century with its one-room plan, six-over-six sash windows, and plain weatherboard siding. The interior remains with its characteristic board wainscoting below the window sill level and a plastered finish above.

Built on land owned by William Sturgis, the school operated until 1937 when the Stephen Long School was opened in town. Afterwards, the school was converted into a residence and ultimately abandoned until preservation-minded individuals and organizations joined efforts to relocate and restore the school as a local museum in 1998.
HM NumberHM174O
Placed ByCommunity Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Delmarva Low Impact Experiences, Inc, Maryland Historical Trust,Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council and the Rural Development Center,University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 450021 N 4214358
Decimal Degrees38.07561667, -75.56983333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.537', W 75° 34.19'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 32.22" N, 75° 34' 11.40" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 Willow St, Pocomoke City MD 21851, US
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