Charlotte Hall Military Academy

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Charlotte Hall Military Academy
CHMA logo.jpg
Seal of Charlotte Hall Military Academy
Other name
Former name
Charlotte Hall School
Active1774 (1774)–1976 (1976)
Location, ,
United States

38°17′N 76°28′W / 38.28°N 76.46°W / 38.28; -76.46Coordinates: 38°17′N 76°28′W / 38.28°N 76.46°W / 38.28; -76.46
CampusRural 360 acres (1.5 km2)
Charlotte Hall Historic District, White House, July 2009

Charlotte Hall Military Academy, located at Charlotte Hall, Maryland, was established as Charlotte Hall School in 1774 by Queen Charlotte to provide for the liberal and pious education of youth to better fit them for the discharge of their duties for the British Empire. It was fully accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education.

The landed estate of the school embraced 360 acres (1.5 km2). The School was non-sectarian and of high moral tone. There were many illustrious graduates, persons of all major professions, clergy and congressmen.

Trustees of the academy, formerly known as Charlotte Hall School, included Roger B. Taney (1777–1864) Supreme Court Justice, George Plater (1735–1792) Governor of Maryland, James Thomas (1785–1845) Governor of Maryland and Joseph Kent (1779–1837) Governor of Maryland.[1]

The School closed its doors in 1976 because of increasing financial problems. The property is now part of the Charlotte Hall Historic District. It is operated as the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, a program of the Maryland State Department of Veterans Affairs.

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  1. ^ Maryland. State Board of Education. Twenty-sixth Annual Report of the State Board of Education, Showing the Condition of the Public Schools or Maryland, for the Year Ending July 31st, 1892. Baltimore, MD: Press of Thomas & Evans, 1893, p. xlix.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l CHMA Alumni Archived May 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archives of Maryland (Biographical Series), John Buchanan (1772-1844), Maryland State Archives (October 7, 2002), MSA SC 3520-1622.
  4. ^ Linda C. Gugin, James E. St. Clair, Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court (2010), p. 21.

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