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Near Elkton in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blue Ball Tavern

 
 
Blue Ball Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
1. Blue Ball Tavern Marker
Inscription. Established about 1710 on Lot No. 35 of “The Nottingham Lots” by Andrew Job who secured it from William Penn. Job’s son, Thomas married Elizabeth Maxwell, niece of Daniel Defoe who wrote “Robinson Crusoe.”
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 42.043′ N, 75° 55.915′ W. Marker is near Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Telegraph Road (Route 273) and Blue Ball Road, on the left when traveling east on Telegraph Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton MD 21921, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Calvert Village (approx. 2.6 miles away); Brick Meeting House (approx. 2.7 miles away); In Memory of the Unknown Soldiers (approx. 2.7 miles away); Gilpin’s Falls Covered Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wilna (approx. 5.4 miles away); “New Munster” (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Nottingham Lots (approx. 5.6 miles away); Hopewell Bell Tower (approx. 6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Thomas McKean (approx. 6.2 miles away in Pennsylvania). Click for a list of all markers in Elkton.
 
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By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
2. Blue Ball Tavern
Building is now occupied as a residence.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Additional comments.
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This marker replaced one with identical text, erected by the State Roads Commission.
    — Submitted March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,089 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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