Allegany County Library

Allegany County Library (HMBKE)

Location: Cumberland, MD 21502 Allegany County
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N 39° 39.064', W 78° 46.01'

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Cumberland Free Public Library


Name of Cumberland Free Public Library changed to Allegany County Library July 1, 1960


1798 · First public school in Western Maryland incorporated under Act of 1798 as "Visitors of Allegany County School."
1824 · School name changed to "Trustees of Allegany County School" by act of 1824. The popular name was "The Allegany County Academy"
1849 · The present building was erected by popular subscription.
1929 · The school - 121 years old - was closed.
March 9, 1934 · Building leased in perpetuity by the County Commissioners to the Trustees of the Cumberland Free Public Library.
June 5, 1934 · The Cumberland Free Public Library then ten years old was moved from Greene Street to this building.
June 19, 1934 · The library was officially opened by his Excellency Honorable Albert C. Ritchie, Governor of Maryland
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 691598 N 4391413
Decimal Degrees39.65106667, -78.76683333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.064', W 78° 46.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 3.84" N, 78° 46' 0.60" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 67-99 Washington St, Cumberland MD 21502, US
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