“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Princess Anne in Somerset County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Princess Anne Treasures

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By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
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Teackle Mansion
The Teackle Mansion is an outstanding example of neoclassic architecture built between 1802 and 1819. The structure has many unique architectural features and houses a collection of 19th century furnishings. The mansion displays one of the finest examples of symmetry in Maryland. It was the home to Littleton Dennis Teackle, a prominent merchant and statesman. The mansion is located in the town of Princess Anne, near the headwaters of the Manokin River.

Town of Princess Anne
The Town of Princess Anne, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was created by an act of Marylandís General Assembly in 1733. The town was named in honor of King George IIís daughter, Anne, and is located in what was generally referred to as the “wading place” of the Manokin River.

The town is distinguished by many Federal and Victorian style houses. Scroll the street of Princess Anne with the self-guided walking tour and enjoy the lovingly tended dooryards and the Historic Boxwood Garden.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, initiated in 1886 by the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church to educate young black men and women, opened as the Delaware Conference Academy, better known as the Princess Anne Academy,
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By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
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with nine students. In 1919 it was renamed the Eastern Branch of the Maryland Agricultural College when it was designated to provide the land-grant curriculum to the black citizens of the state. In 1948 the college became known as Maryland State College, a division of the University of Maryland. In 1970 it became known as it is today, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The Frederick Douglass Library, named for the self-educated abolitionist, orator, and author born on the Eastern Shore, and the Ella Fitzgerald Center for Performing Arts are important educational and cultural resources for the area.
Location. 38° 11.65′ N, 75° 41.867′ W. Marker is in Princess Anne, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (US 13). Click for map. The marker is located at a rest stop. Marker is in this post office area: Princess Anne MD 21853, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cultural Treasures (here, next to this marker); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Boxwood Gardens (approx. 0.7 miles away); Teackle Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Somerset County Circuit Courthouse
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By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
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(approx. ĺ mile away); Princess Anne Town (approx. 0.8 miles away); Manokin Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birthplace of Samuel Chase (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Princess Anne.
Categories. Colonial Era
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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