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Severna Park in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Governor William Stone
 
Governor William Stone Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, May 30, 2006
1. Governor William Stone Marker
 
Inscription. Born in England about 1603, he emigrated to Virginia about 1628, and he came to Maryland about 1648. He brought with him nine settlers, and many others followed. He obtained about 5,000 acres located in St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties.

Lord Baltimore appointed him Governor of the Colony in 1648 and authorized him to enforce the Religious Toleration Act of 1649. He served until 1653. He died at Avon in Charles County in 1660.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society, Maryland Historical Trust.
 
Location. 39° 5.598′ N, 76° 36.797′ W. Marker is in Severna Park, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Governor Stone Parkway and Benfield Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Governor Stone Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Severna Park MD 21146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shipley’s Choice (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Shipley’s Choice (approx. one mile away); Widow Ramsey’s Tavern (approx. 1.2 miles away); Earleigh Heights Store (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Severn Crossroads Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Old Stage-Coach Road (approx. 2.5 miles away); Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Charles W. Baldwin Hall (approx. 2.5 miles away).
 
Governor William Stone with Yellow Ribbon Photo, Click for full size
By Tabitha Preast, May 4, 2008
2. Governor William Stone with Yellow Ribbon
 

 
Also see . . .  Exploring Maryland's Roots - Gov. William Stone (c. 1603-c. 1659/60) and Verlinda Stone. (Submitted on May 19, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.)
 
Cecil Calvert Presenting the Acts of Toleration to Gov. William Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Tompkins Harrison Matteson, circa 1813/1884
3. Cecil Calvert Presenting the Acts of Toleration to Gov. William Stone
Oil painting, 1853, by Tompkins Harrison Matteson (1813-1884). The painting is located in the Senate Lounge, Maryland State House.
 
 
An Act concerning Religion (Relating to-Religious Toleration Act of 1649 (Original Scan-Page One) Photo, Click for full size
By Scan of Document, circa 1649
4. An Act concerning Religion (Relating to-Religious Toleration Act of 1649 (Original Scan-Page One)
An Act concerning Religion Forasmuch as in a well Governed and Chris- tain Commonwealth matters Concerning Religion & the honour of God ought in the first place to be taken into serious Consideration and endeavoured to be settled. Be it therefore Ordered ....
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 8,131 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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