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

“Wye Plantation”

 
 
"Wye Plantation" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. "Wye Plantation" Marker
House is on private property and cannot be seen from the road.
Inscription.
Home of William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence and twice Governor of Maryland. Born at Chilbury Hall, Harford County 1740. Died and lies buried here, 1799. The unusual house probably dates about 1740.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.975′ N, 76° 7.509′ W. Marker is near Carmichael, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Carmichael Road 0.2 miles north of Wye Island Road, on the left when traveling south. 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. Wye Island (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Cheston on Wye” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stagwell (approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Site of Stagwell (approx. 1.5 miles away); Governor Robert Wright (approx. 1.5 miles away); Old Wye Episcopal Church (approx.
Wye Hall image. Click for full size.
February 22, 2015
2. Wye Hall
From Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, 505 Wye Hall Dr.
2.9 miles away); Wye Oak House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Wye Oak * National Champion White Oak (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carmichael.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Paca. Entry from Colonial Hall (Submitted on October 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 

2. Wye Hall from Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. (Submitted on February 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Wye Platation House
This house was unconscionably demolished by its owner, Arthur Houghton, in the 1960s. He later built a replica that is now part of the Aspen Wye Conference Center.
    — Submitted November 3, 2007, by Maryland historian of Chestertown, Maryland.

 
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William Paca image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
3. William Paca
1772 portrait by Charles Willson Peale in the Maryland Historical Society Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
“Wye Plantation” Replica image. Click for full size.
By Craig O, July 4, 2010
4. “Wye Plantation” Replica
A drive now takes you to Houghton House, part of the Aspen Wye River Conference Center. The existing building is a replica of the original "Wye Plantation". The gardens between the house and the shoreline are original. View is of the south facade.
Not to be confused with "Wye House" Plantation.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,096 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Craig O'donnell of Still Pond, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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