Inscription. Long a community of watermen, this chain of islands bears name of family who settled in Dorchester County from southern Maryland in latter part of 17th century. Active in colonial affairs in 18th century was Col. Henry Hooper, whose seat was "Warwick Fort Manor" near Secretary. His son, Brig. Gen. Henry Hooper, as commander of militia for lower Eastern Shore was responsible for defense of this region during the Revolution.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
|1. Hoopers Island Marker|
Erected by Maryland Bicentennial Commission, Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 38° 20.84′ N, 76° 13.633′ W. Marker is in Honga, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Hoopers Island Road (Maryland Route 335) 3 miles south of Meekins Neck Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is about 400 feet south of Fishing Creek bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Church Creek MD 21622, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mary, Star of the Sea Chapel & Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Why Use Native Plants? (approx. 8.9 miles away); Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 8.9 miles away); Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge-Taking Refuge from Slavery (approx. 9 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 9.1 miles away); New Revived Church-Family & Faith Connections (approx. 9.1 miles away); Battle of the Ice Mound (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Becky Phipps (approx. 9.2 miles away).
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,239 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on December 5, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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