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Keechland

 
 
Keechland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
1. Keechland Marker
Inscription. Part of large tract reserved as public land by Cecilius Calvert, Lord Baltimore. Warrant issued 1667 to John Harrison for 600 acres of which 250 assigned to Thomas and Andrew Baker, called Harrison's gift. Colonel William Dent purchased in 1692. George Dent, his son, enlarged plantation to 1383 acres, naming it Prospect Hill. Seat of Dent family for 200 years. Manor house burned by British in 1781. Present house is 20th century, known as Keechland since 1918. Erected 1974 by National Society of Descendants of Lords of the Maryland Manors. Replaced 2014.
 
Erected 2014 by Maryland Historical Trust and Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 24.491′ N, 76° 59.457′ W. Marker is in Newburg, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Popes Creek Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newburg MD 20664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dents Meadow (approx. half a mile away); Crossing the Potomac (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Huckleberry" (approx. 1.3 miles away); “Cliffton” (approx. 2.5 miles away); 300 Year Old Southern Red Oak
Keechland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
2. Keechland Marker
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Wolleston Manor (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Cliffton (approx. 3 miles away); Potomac Diversion (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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