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

“Bloomingdale”

 
 
"Bloomingdale" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. "Bloomingdale" Marker
Inscription. Patented 7 June, 1665, by Captain Robert Morris as “Mount Mill.” Purchased by Jacob Seth 1685, acquired about 1820 by Edward Harris whose heirs Misses Mary and Sallie Harris renamed it “Bloomingdale.” It passed under will of Miss Sallie Harris to her cousin Severn Teakle Wallis, one of Marylandís most distinguished sons.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 38° 58.25′ N, 76° 7.268′ W. Marker is near Queenstown, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on U.S. 50 0.1 miles east of Bloomingdale Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Queenstown MD 21658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Points (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peterís Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Clover Field" (approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing); Chesapeake College (approx. 2.3 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. 2.4 miles away); Surprise at Queenstown
“Bloomingdale” house image. Click for full size.
By Barbara Wallis Barry Savidge, July 20, 2008
2. “Bloomingdale” house
This is Bloomingdale, the final home of my ancestor Severn Teackle Wallis (born in Baltimore 9/8/1816). The house with farmland was bequeathed to him in 1880 by his spinster cousins Mary & Sallie Harris. He resided at Bloomingdale until his death in Baltimore 4/11/1894.
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Colonial Courthouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); Queenstown (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Queenstown.
 
Also see . . .  Bloomingdale, patented 1665. A section about Bloomingdale begins on page 127 in Maryland's Colonial Eastern Shore: Historical Sketches of Counties and of Notable Structures, edited by Swepson Earle and published in Baltimore, MD, 1916. (Submitted on November 2, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Severn Teackle Wallis
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
“Bloomingdale” image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 21, 2012
3. “Bloomingdale”
Sign at entrance lane. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
4. Sign at entrance lane.
driveway to“Bloomingdale” house image. Click for full size.
By Barbara Wallis Barry Savidge, July 20, 2008
5. driveway to“Bloomingdale” house
This photo shows the long (approx. 400-500 ft) beautiful tree-lined driveway, from Md. Rt. 50 Bloomingdale marker, up to the house, with farm fields on either side.
Bloomingdale Farm image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
6. Bloomingdale Farm
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,089 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Barbara Wallis Barry Savidge of Linden, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on , by Barbara Wallis Barry Savidge of Linden, Virginia.   6. 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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