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Galesville in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Galesville

 
 
Welcome to Galesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
1. Welcome to Galesville Marker
Inscription. The members of the Galesville Heritage Society invite you to explore their historic village. First settled in 1654 on the banks of West River, Galesville and its history are fundamentally linked to the Chesapeake Bay.

Native Americans, English settlers, African slaves, German immigrants, wealthy vacationers, and recreational boaters have all played a part in Galesville's history. Locals have earned their living fishing, crabbing, oystering, farming, and running small businesses. Some commute to Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington for work. Though the people and their vocations change, Galesville's strong sense of community endures. [photo]
The Carrie Weedon House was dedicated as the Galesville Heritage Museum on May 1, 2004.

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Ebenezer A.M.E. and other churches are still centers of community life.

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German immigrants, like the Bunnigs (later Benning), came to Galesville in the late 19th century.

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The Quaker Burying Ground lies on the town's western edge. One of the first Quaker meetings in Maryland was held in Galesville during the 17th century.
 
Location. 38° 50.615′ N, 76° 32.516′ W. Marker is in Galesville, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County
Welcome to Galesville and Carrie Weedon House markers image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Welcome to Galesville and Carrie Weedon House markers
The Carrie Weedon House is in the background.
. Marker is on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 988 Main Street, Galesville MD 20765, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Land Meets Water (a few steps from this marker); Carrie Weedon House (a few steps from this marker); Steamboat Landing (a few steps from this marker); Native Plants (a few steps from this marker); Valuable Wetlands (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Quaker Regional Gathering (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Quaker Burying Ground (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Galesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Galesville Heritage Society. (Submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Galesville Rosenwald School. Hosted by the University of Delaware, Center for Historic Architecture and Design, Mid-Atlantic Historic Buildings and Landscape Survey (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.) 

3. Wilson House. Hosted by the University of Delaware, Center for Historic Architecture and Design, Mid-Atlantic Historic Buildings and Landscape Survey (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.) 

4. Wilson Field. Hosted by the University of Delaware, Center for Historic Architecture and Design, Mid-Atlantic
Welcome to Galesville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
3. Welcome to Galesville Marker
Historic Buildings and Landscape Survey (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Places
 
Galesville Waterfront image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 28, 2009
4. Galesville Waterfront
Looking out at the West River from a small park along the Galesville waterfront, about 2/10 mile from the museum and Welcome to Galesville marker. The Pirates Cove restaurant is to the left in this photo.
Rosenwald School image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 28, 2009
5. Rosenwald School
This Rosenwald School served the African-American community of Galesville from 1929 to 1956, and afterwards was a community center. The building, located on Benning Road a half mile west of the Welcome to Galesville marker, has fallen into disuse but the town has plans to restore it back to a community center and museum.
Wilson House image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 28, 2009
6. Wilson House
The Wilson House was owned by Henry Wilson, a free black man who owned property in pre-Civil War Anne Arundel County. The house is still owned by the Wilson family, which is trying to secure non-profit status to raise money to restore the house as it was during Henry's time period. The house is on Main Street, about a half mile west of the Welcome to Galesville marker.
Wilson Field image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 28, 2009
7. Wilson Field
Next to Wilson House is Wilson Field, home of Galesville Hot Sox, a local semi-pro Negro League baseball team formed in 1929 that frequently played professional teams from the Negro Leagues. The Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks has plans to begin restoration in 2010 of the field and its structures, which include backstop, stands, dugouts, and concession stand.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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