The Cedar Hill School in Cecil County remains a mystery

About five miles outside Elkton, is the small African American community of Cedar Hill.  There is a fallen down building in this community that once served as the schoolhouse.  As a volunteer at the Historical Society of Cecil County, I’ve had the opportunity to look through the vast sea of our information of old schools in the county, and there is very little about it.  What is known is that the school was open until after WWII probably closing in the mid-1950’s.  cedar-hill-school1

I believe it was a Rosenwald School because it resembles the architecture of one.  That also means that it was  probably built in the 1920’s or 1930’s.  From what I understand, there is still alumni of this school that are still alive and living in the area.  If anyone has info about the Cedar Hill School, please feel free to leave me a comment on here.  Any info on this mysterious school would be greatly appreciated!  oneteacher_r2_c1

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~ by Kyle Dixon on December 24, 2008.

6 Responses to “The Cedar Hill School in Cecil County remains a mystery”

  1. Here’s what Ole Sam Says

    Great post. Get to it and get us some more info on this one. I like reading these things

  2. Great post. Get to it and get us some more info on this one. I like reading these things

  3. […] in Cecil still standing around the county and their history is interesting.  I just noticed that The Long Road to Compromise, a blog about school integratrion on the upper Eastern Shore has a new piece about the […]

  4. Could this be on the land that Benjamin Griffith donated for school construction in the 1800’s. That would be about the same time as he donated the land for the church which carries his name.

    • Ronald,
      Thank you for the comment! Yes, Benjamin Griffith donated the land for the school and church in the 1800’s. The church across the road from the school is named Griffith A.U.M.P Church.

  5. Please furnish an E-mail address for Ron Williams. I attended the Cedar Hill School from 1944 thru 1948.

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