“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Abingdon in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Gov. William Paca

Old Post Road


—Established 1666 —

Gov. William Paca Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, June 23, 2007
1. Gov. William Paca Marker
Inscription. Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born October 31, 1740 on Chilberry Hall Farm 1¼ miles south of here. Died October 27, 1799.
Erected 1930 by the Governor William Paca Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Harford County, Md.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
Location. 39° 26.97′ N, 76° 17.731′ W. Marker is near Abingdon, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Philadelphia Road (Maryland Route 7) 0.4 miles north of Maryland Route 24, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abingdon MD 21009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain John Smith (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of “Old Baltimore” (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Post Road: Cokesbury College (approx. 1.2 miles away); “Constant Friendship” (approx. 1.6 miles away); Harford Town, or Bush (approx. 2.2 miles away); “The Bush Declaration”
William Paca image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
2. William Paca
1772 portrait by Charles Willson Peale in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
(approx. 2.3 miles away); This Tablet (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sophia’s Dairy (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abingdon.
Also see . . .  The Declaration of Independence. (Submitted on June 24, 2007.)
Additional comments.
1. Chilberry Hall Farm
The property no longer exists. The land is now a restricted part of the Aberdeen Proving Ground.
    — Submitted June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,281 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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