Near Conowingo in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Tree preserved 1922-1960 by Hytheham Club, Port Deposit. Restored 1965 by Historical Society of Cecil County.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 41.644′ N, 76° 6.487′ W. Marker is near Conowingo, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on U.S. 1 0.2 miles east of Love Run Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rising Sun MD 21911, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Nottingham Academy (approx. 2.4 miles away); This Tablet is in Commemoration (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named West Nottingham Academy (approx. 2.5 miles away); A Susquehannock Indian Fort (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bald Friar Ford & Ferry The Nottingham Lots (approx. 3.8 miles away); Parker Kidnapping & Rescue (approx. 4 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Proprietors of the Susquehanna Canal (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Conowingo.
1. This marker
This marker was installed in 1966, to replace one destroyed by limbs falling from the tree in 1964.
— Submitted March 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
2. Richards Oak Tree
I was stationed at Bainbridge, Md. in the fall of 1973 when I was driving the country side in Maryland when I came upon this historical marker and Richards Oak. I was so amazed at it's massive size, I called my parents back in Bloomington, Illinois and told them about it. They came out for a visit at thanksgiving and I took them to see the historic tree. They were also amazed. We took 3 pennies and placed them in the crack and agreed to come back in 10 years to see if they were still there, well we never made it back. I personally wrote to the mayor of Rising
— Submitted February 1, 2013, by Jim Sherer of Lexington, Texas.
Additional keywords. Richard's Oak
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Notable Persons • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
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