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Trappe in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Compton”

 
 
"Compton" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. "Compton" Marker
Inscription. ← Patented 1664 to James Elvard. Acquired by William Stevens before 1700. His grandson Samuel Stevens, Jr. member of Legislature 1808 to 1820. Governor of Maryland 1822 to 1825. During his administration Jews were enfranchised. When Lafayette visited America 1824–1825 Governor Stevens met him at Fort McHenry, Baltimore.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 38° 39.096′ N, 76° 3.435′ W. Marker is in Trappe, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Howell Point Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 50. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trappe MD 21673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Hopkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Trappe High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home Run Baker Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); “Hole-in-the-Wall” (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old White Marsh Episcopal Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Robert Morris, Sr. (approx. 3.1 miles away); “The Wilderness” (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trappe.
 
Also see . . .
Compton image. Click for full size.
Michael O. Bourne - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, April 1973
2. Compton
 Nation Governors Association - Samuel Stevens. (Submitted on November 5, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,284 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016.
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