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Centreville in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Queen Anne’s County

 
 
Queen Anne’s County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
1. Queen Anne’s County Marker
Inscription. In 1631 William Claiborne established the first settlement in Maryland. A fort and trading post on Kent Island, the westernmost part of Queen Anne's County. On April 18, 1706, during the reign of Queen Anne, the County received its name from the Colonial House of Delegates to which it sent its first delegate on September 12, 1708.
The county seat, first located in Queenstown, was moved to Centreville circa 1784.
 
Location. 39° 2.7′ N, 76° 3.923′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Click for map. Marker is on the courthouse lawn under the statue of Queen Anne, Rt 213, Centerville. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville MD 21617, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honor • Valor • WWI • WWII • Korea • Vietnam (a few steps from this marker); The Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brass Pin (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright’s Chance (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Centrally Located (about 500 feet away); Carmichael House (about 600 feet away); Site of Goldsborough House (about 700 feet away); Chesterfield Avenue: River to Railroad Connection (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Centreville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceNotable PersonsPolitical SubdivisionsPolitics
 
This Statue was unveiled.... image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
2. This Statue was unveiled....
This statue was unveiled and dedicated on June 18, 1977 by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of England, in the presence of a distinguished company of officials and citizens of the state, the nation and from overseas.
Commissioners of Queen Anne's County image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
3. Commissioners of Queen Anne's County
Leonard E. Smith - President; Julius Grollman; John M. Ashley Jr.; George W. Aldrige, Jr. - Administrator;
Judge of the Circuit Court - B. Hackett Turner Jr.
Commissioners of Centreville: William H. Tolson - President; Daniel T. Cannon; F. Dudley Benton
Sculptor of the Statue -- Elizabeth Gordon Chandler
Queen Anne (1665–1714) image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
4. Queen Anne (1665–1714)
1977 bronze by Elisabeth Gordon Chandler (1913–2006) is 5¾ feet high on a 2 foot base. Other plaque reads, “This statue was unveiled and dedicated by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of England, in the presence of a distinguished company of officials and citizens of the state, the nation and from overseas.” Queen Anne is sitting in a Queen Anne chair.
Detail of the face of the Queen Anne statue image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
5. Detail of the face of the Queen Anne statue
Elizabeth Gordon Chandler's Signature, 1977 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
6. Elizabeth Gordon Chandler's Signature, 1977
Queen Anne's County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
7. Queen Anne's County Court House
Detail on the Queen Anne statue - a puppy image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
8. Detail on the Queen Anne statue - a puppy
A puppy sleeps under Queen Anne's Queen Anne Chair.
 
 
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