Academy / Masonic Hall

Academy / Masonic Hall (HM29L)

Location: Georgetown, DE 19947 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 41.526', W 75° 23.011'

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In 1827 the Delaware legislature authorized a lottery for the purpose of funding the construction of "an Academy and Masonic Hall." Land was purchased in 1840, and construction commenced the following year. The building was formally dedicated on December 28, 1842. The Georgetown Academy had a prestigious reputation and was attended by students from throughout the county. Classes at this private institution were discontinued in 1885 when a new public school was built in the town. In 1889 the Trustees of the Academy conveyed their interest in the property to Franklin Lodge No. 12. The building was remodeled to its present appearance in 1920.
HM NumberHM29L
Marker NumberSC-95
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 466647 N 4282679
Decimal Degrees38.69210000, -75.38351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.526', W 75° 23.011'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 31.56" N, 75° 23' 0.66" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-69 N Railroad Ave, Georgetown DE 19947, US
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