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

Unionville

 
 
Unionville Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 9, 2005
1. Unionville Marker
Inscription. Historic African-American community settled by ex-slaves and free blacks. Many were in Union Army in Civil War; village's name honors local soldiers. Unionville grew after the war to nearly 40 buildings with church and school. In cemetery are 18 black soldiers who fought for the Union 1863-66.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 48.385′ N, 76° 8.338′ W. Marker is in Unionville, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Unionville Road (Maryland Route 370) half a mile south of Tunis Mills Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton MD 21601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Unionville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of “The Rest” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Betty’s Cove Meetinghouse (approx. 2 miles away); Fausley (approx. 3 miles away); The “Mannour of Ratcliffe” (approx. 3 miles away); Bracing for an Attack (approx. 3.6 miles away); Talbot County Courthouse (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Unionville.
 
Regarding Unionville.
Unionville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 25, 2012
2. Unionville Marker
A "Union Soldiers" historic marker is two tenths of a mile north of this marker, on the grounds of the church, and lists the 18 soldiers by name.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.EducationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Houses in Unionville image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 25, 2012
3. Houses in Unionville
On the Unionville Road
St. Stephens A.M.E. Church<br>at the Center of Unionville image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 25, 2012
4. St. Stephens A.M.E. Church
at the Center of Unionville
"A church destined to go to the next level"
The Gates of Lombardy Plantation image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 25, 2012
5. The Gates of Lombardy Plantation
When United States Colored Infantry (USCI) troops returned from the civil war in 1866 the Quaker owners of Lombardy Plantation, John and Ezekiel Cowgill gave each veteran a plot of land and $1 a month. These veterans named their community Cowgilltown. Later they renamed it Uniontown.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,426 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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