“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Columbia in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Adam the First

Adam the First Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
1. Adam the First Marker
Inscription. The first large land grant in what is now Howard County. Patented October 1, 1687 to Adam Shipley who came to Maryland from England in 1668. This marks a section of the western boundary of the 500 acre grant. A Shipley family cemetery is located among the trees to the east of this marker.

Erected to commemorate the the 300th anniversary of the grant, October 1, 1987.
Erected 1987 by Shipleys of Maryland, Maryland Historical Society.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 12.794′ N, 76° 48.137′ W. Marker was near Columbia, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker was on Waterloo Road (Maryland Route 108) 0.2 miles north of Snowden River Parkway. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Columbia MD 21045, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Oakland Manor (approx. 2.9 miles away); Trinity on the Pike (approx. 2.9 miles away); Trinity White Oak (approx. 2.9 miles away); Spurrier's Tavern (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker
Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By John Miller, January 26, 2010
2. Family Cemetery
The cemetery is heavily overgrown and largely untended. Several stones are broken or partially buried. The two upright and (mostly) readable stones are for Elizabeth Brown, 1781-1830(?), and Wm. Chew Brown, born 1776, death date obscured.
also named Spurrier's Tavern (approx. 3 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Spurrier's Tavern (approx. 3 miles away); Bringing Trade to Baltimore (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
More about this marker. The marker has been removed to keep it safe during site development. The area developer, Bozzuto Homes, will return the marker once construction is complete.
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
Shipley's Grant Complex image. Click for full size.
By John Miller, January 26, 2010
3. Shipley's Grant Complex
The former location of the marker is near the right of this photo, showing the entrance of Shipley's Grant shopping center and townhouse complex. The cemetery is in the grove of trees in the background.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,060 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by John Miller of Rising Sun, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photograph of the Shipley Family Cemetery, mentioned on the marker. • Can you help?
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