DarnestownThe years following the Civil War were a booming time for Darnestown. Local residents repaired damages from the war and returned to their daily means of livelihood. Andrew Small was a C&O Canal contractor and became familiar with Darnestown during his career. In 1867 upon his deathbed, he bequeathed $35,000 to the community to construct a school. His gift was used to found the Andrew Small Academy, on of the few accredited college preparatory schools in Montgomery County and a rarity for a rural area before the public school system was created.
|Placed By||Montgomery Parks M-NCPCC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 2:34am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 301907 N 4330738|
|Decimal Degrees||39.10330000, -77.29086667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 6.198', W 77° 17.452'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 6' 11.88" N, 77° 17' 27.12" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14015 Darnestown Rd, Gaithersburg MD 20878, US|
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