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Near Jarrettsville in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

King and Queen Seat

 
 
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By F. Robby, December 14, 2014
1. King and Queen Seat Marker
Inscription. The King and Queen Seat to your right is a natural 190-foot rock outcrop that overlooks Deer Creek Valley. This cliff towers directly above Deer Creek and affords a spectacular view of the rolling hills and farmland of Harford County

During the 17th Century, the Susquehannock Native Americans who lived in three settlements along Deer Creek used the King and Queen Seat at the Rocks as the site of ceremonial gatherings. Bald Eagle, chief rule of the Tribes, and his wife, took their places on the King and Queen Seat and the Braves gathered on the rocks and ground below to listen to orators. According to Legend, Bald Eagle and his wife occupied these seats as they witnessed the marriage of their son, Bird-That-Flies-High and the beautiful Iroquois maiden, Fern-Shaken-By-The-Wind.

In recent times, the King and Queen Seat was the filming site of the popular family movie Tuck Everlasting, directed by Jay Russell (2002), staring Alexis Bledel, William Hurt and Sissy Spacek.
 
Erected by Harford County Historical Society, Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
 
Location. 39° 38.133′ N, 76° 24.777′ W. Marker is near Jarrettsville, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker can be reached from St. Clair
King and Queen Seat Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 14, 2014
2. King and Queen Seat Marker
Bridge Road 0.8 miles west of Rocks Road (Maryland Route 24), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Parking lot for the King and Queen Seat is about 1/2 mile from St. Clair Bridge Road, and the marker is about .2 miles from the parking lot along a trail to the King and Queen Seat rock formation. Marker is in this post office area: Jarrettsville MD 21084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harford County Sheriff's Office (approx. 4.3 miles away); Saint Ignatius Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Peach Bottom Slate Region (approx. 6.4 miles away); Ladew Topiary Gardens (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mason - Dixon Line (approx. 7 miles away in Pennsylvania); Black Horse Tavern (approx. 7.4 miles away); Built 1898 Liriodendron (approx. 7.4 miles away); In Grateful Recognition (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
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King and Queen Seat image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 14, 2014
3. King and Queen Seat
King and Queen Seat image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 14, 2014
4. King and Queen Seat
Kilgore Falls image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 14, 2014
5. Kilgore Falls
Within a non-contiguous section of Rocks State Park, about 5 miles north of the King and Queen Seat, and along a 1/2 mile trail from Falling Branch Road, is Maryland's 2nd highest vertical drop waterfall: Kilgore Falls.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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