Greensboro School at Wyatt Home

Other Names: Odd Fellows Hall

Earliest Documented: 1816

Latest Documented: 1875

Tags: Segregated White Schools

Primary Source: Cochrane

Other Sources: 1875 Isler Map

Structure Exists: Unknown

Location Precision: 50 meters


Appears on the 1875 map of Caroline County, Md., by John B. Isler.

Cochrane: “Folklore says first public school opened soon after 1816 state law passed. Some time later a building for school was erected on the north side of town, known (in 1920) as the Wyatt home. At the time of erection it was a two-story, two-roomed structure. The upper room was at first used only as an Odd Fellows Hall but later a private school was conducted there.
In 1845 this building was repaired and continued in use as the district school until 1873. After that it was in use time and again for a primary school. At this time (1873) the number of pupils demanded more room. W.C. Satterfield made a deal with the Board of Education…”

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