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Near Ocean City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Genesar”

Also “Genzar,” “Genessar,” “Genezir” and “Genezer”

 
 
"Genesar" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
1. "Genesar" Marker
Inscription. 2,200 acres "lying on the sea board side of Boquetonorton (Poqadenorton) Hundred" patented May 10, 1676, to Col. William Stevens, and on January 10, 1679, to Charles Ratcliffe. Brick house believed built in 1732 by May. John Purnell. During the Revolution, Zadok Purnell was authorized to build a battery near here to repel possible attacks from British ships in Sinepuxent Bay.
 
Erected by Maryland Bicentennial Commission & Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 14.053′ N, 75° 11.334′ W. Marker is near Ocean City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on South Point Road 0.2 miles south of Knoll Hill Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean City MD 21842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swindler Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rackliffe Plantation Milk House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Caring for the Bay (approx. 2.1 miles away); You're looking out over... A Productive Nursery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sheltered Waters (approx. 2.1 miles
Lane leading to house. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
2. Lane leading to house.
away); The Wild Ponies (approx. 2.1 miles away); Treasures from the Past (approx. 2.1 miles away); Beach to Bay Indian Trail (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Grave of William Stevens in Rehoboth Church Cemetery, Somerset County, MD image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
3. Grave of William Stevens in Rehoboth Church Cemetery, Somerset County, MD
Here lyeth the body of William Stevens, Esq. who departed this life the 23 of December 1687 Age 57 years He was 22 years Judge of this County Court, one of His Lordships Council, and one of ye Deputy Lieutenants of this Province of Maryland VIVII POST FVNERA VIRIVS Recut 1886
Gravestone of William Stevens image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
4. Gravestone of William Stevens
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,207 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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