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Coltons Point in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint Clement’s Island

(One-half mile offshore)

 
 
Saint Clement's Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 1, 2008
1. Saint Clement's Island Marker
Inscription. Site of the first landing of Governor Leonard Calvert and the Maryland colonists, March 25, 1634. Here, on the same day, Father Andrew White, S. J. celebrated the first Catholic mass in the British-American colonies.
The Island became a part of St. Clements Manor, granted Dr. Thomas Gerard, November 3, 1639 and was later owned by the Blackistone family for over 200 years during which it was known as Blackistone Island.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 13.477′ N, 76° 45.029′ W. Marker is in Coltons Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Point Breeze Road 0.2 miles east of Colton Point Road (Route 242), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coltons Point MD 20626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Clement's Island Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); Mother of Light Shrine (a few steps from this marker); St. Clements Manor (a few steps from this marker); Potomac River Dory Boat (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to St. Clement's Island
Saint Clement’s Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 31, 2009
2. Saint Clement’s Island Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Maryland Began Here! (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Shrinking Island (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Clement's Island (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coltons Point.
 
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Saint Clement's Island image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 1, 2008
3. Saint Clement's Island
St. Clement Island Museum image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 31, 2009
4. St. Clement Island Museum
The Mother of Light Shrine is in front of the marker in this photo, and the St. Clement Island - Potomac River Museum is behind it.
Little Red Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 31, 2009
5. Little Red Schoolhouse
Next to the museum and marker is the Little Red Schoolhouse, which was built in 1820 and originally located on Thompson Corner Road in Charlotte Hall. It was moved in 1991 to its current location and is now used by the museum as an educational classroom. St. Clements Island can be seen on the left.
Little Red Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 31, 2009
6. Little Red Schoolhouse
Interior of the schoolhouse.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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