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Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spesutia Island

 
 
Spesutia Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
1. Spesutia Island Marker
Inscription. The name is derived from the Latin for Utie's Hope, a 2,300-acre manorial grant in 1661 to Col. Nathaniel Utie, for whom this island was surveyed in 1658. Settling here from Virginia, Utie traded with the Indians, became a member of the Maryland Governor's Council and represented Lord Baltimore in a boundary dispute with the Dutch in Delaware. A peace treaty with the Susquehannoughs was signed on the island by Gov. Philip Calvert and his council May 16, 1661. A house built by Utie at this end of the island no longer stands.
 
Erected by Society of Colonial Wars and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 28.523′ N, 76° 5.907′ W. Marker is in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Spesutie Island Road half a mile east of Hopkins Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on a military base and requires ID to enter facility. You cannot photograph any buildings due to government security. Marker is in this post office area: Aberdeen Proving Ground MD 21005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. ENIAC (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hallís Cross Roads (approx.
Chesapeake Bay seen from marker. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, January 13, 2008
2. Chesapeake Bay seen from marker.
4 miles away); Aberdeen Proving Ground (approx. 4.2 miles away); This is a Section of “The Generalís Highway” (approx. 4.2 miles away); 2008 Restoration of P.B. & W. Railroad Crossing and Later Pennsylvania Railroad Watchman's Shed (approx. 4.3 miles away); Havre de Grace Racetrack (approx. 4.3 miles away); Aberdeen Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Home Base (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of Harford County. (Submitted on January 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,882 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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