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

Make Peace

Make Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
1. Make Peace Marker
Inscription. Patented for 150 acres 1678 to John Roach. The brick house on this property is one of the finest examples of very early colonial architecture on the Eastern Shore.
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Location. 37° 58.359′ N, 75° 49.916′ W. Marker is near Crisfield, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of MD 380 and Johnson Creek Road, on the right on MD 380. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crisfield MD 21817, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The J. Millard Tawes Homeplace (approx. 0.7 miles away); 'Spirit Of The American Doughboy' (approx. one mile away); J. Millard Tawes (approx. 1.4 miles away); Crisfield (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Evolving Crisfield Harbor (approx. 1.8 miles away); Commerce on the Water (approx. 1.8 miles away); Searching for Water (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ye Old St. Peters Methodist Church-Founded 1782 (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crisfield.
Also see . . .  Maryland Historical Trust webpage for Make Peace. (Submitted on November 30, 2007.)
Additional comments.
1. Date of Construction
Make Peace image. Click for full size.
By Michael O. Bourne, November 1996
2. Make Peace
Maryland Historical Trust file photo.

The marker, which I believe has been around since 1935 or so (CCC or WPA right?) says that the land was patented to John Roach in 1678. "Old Somerset of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. A Study in Foundations and Founders", by Clayton Torrence shows the patent date of February 9, 1663 with the Historical American Buildings survey stating Make Peace was built "soon after 1663".
Submitted by Adam White
    — Submitted September 14, 2011.

Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,549 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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