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

Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins

 
 
Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 12, 2005
1. Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins Marker
Inscription. Leader of his people who was born a slave circa 1830; fought for Union in Civil War; originated annual Trappe Emancipation Day celebration, 1867, and headed it until his death in 1900. One of the founders of Scott‘s Methodist Church. Helped establish first “colored schools” at Trappe and Barber. Buried in old Paradise Cemetery on this site.
 
Erected by Scott's United Methodist Church, Trappe Bicentennial Committee and Talbot County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 38° 39.112′ N, 76° 3.399′ W. Marker is in Trappe, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50) and Barber Road, on the right when traveling north on Ocean Gateway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trappe MD 21673, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Compton” (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Hopkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Trappe High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home Run Baker Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); “Hole-in-the-Wall”
Hopkins' Headstone image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 12, 2005
2. Hopkins' Headstone
Headstone is within a few feet of the historic marker.
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Old White Marsh Episcopal Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Robert Morris, Sr. (approx. 3.1 miles away); “The Wilderness” (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trappe.
 
Regarding Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins. Another Nathaniel Hopkins marker is located across US 50 and about 100 feet north on Main Street (MD 565).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,497 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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