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George Alfred Townsend Birthplace

 
 
George Alfred Townsend Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 12, 2010
1. George Alfred Townsend Birthplace Marker
Inscription. George Alfred Townsend, famous Civil War newspaper correspondent, journalist and author, was born on this block on January 30, 1841. Townsend’s novels and poetry reflect his deep love for his native region. His best-known historical novel, The Entailed Hat, recounts the legend of Patty Cannon, the notorious slave runner of the Eastern Shore. In the late 1880’s he designed and built “Gathland”, his architecturally unique estate in the mountains west of Frederick, Maryland. His home is now a state park.
 
Erected 1982 by Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. (Marker Number S-72.)
 
Location. 38° 41.364′ N, 75° 23.195′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of West Market Street and Love Lane on West Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown DE 19947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Brick Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Judges (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Return Day
George Alfred Townsend Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2011
2. George Alfred Townsend Birthplace Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sussex County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Old Courthouse (about 400 feet away); “Pettijohn’s Old Field” (about 400 feet away); Relocation of the County Seat (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil
 
George Alfred Townsend Birthplace Marker, looking west along West Market Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 18, 2011
3. George Alfred Townsend Birthplace Marker, looking west along West Market Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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