Old Schoolhouse

Old Schoolhouse (HM2633)

Location: Taylors Island, MD 21669 Dorchester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 28.254', W 76° 18.52'

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This building is believed to be the first schoolhouse in Dorchester County. Built in 1785, prior to the establishment of a public school system, it was originally located on the north end of Taylors Island on the road to James Island. It was constructed with hand-hewn timbers, hand-made nails and wooden pegs. It could seat twelve pupils, sitting on benches around a stove that would have been in the middle of the room. There was a stove pipe hole in each wall so the pipe could be shifted to suit the prevailing wind. The building was purchased in 1855 for $90 by Travers Spicer of "Mulberry Grove" and used as a smokehouse. In 1959 is was donated to the Grace Foundation of Taylors Island by the heir of James K. Spicer and moved to its current location. In 1984 the Grace foundation restored it to its present condition.
HM NumberHM2633
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Date Added Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 385838 N 4258875
Decimal Degrees38.47090000, -76.30866667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 28.254', W 76° 18.52'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 28' 15.24" N, 76° 18' 31.2" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4438 Hooper Neck Rd, Taylors Island MD 21669, US
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