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

Captain John Smith

 
 
Captain John Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 6, 2008
1. Captain John Smith Marker
Inscription. On June 22-24, 1608, Captain John Smith and his small crew in an open boat explored the waters adjacent to Hancock's Resolution Park. This is proved by his mapping of the Magothy River, Bodkin Creek, and the Patapsco River (which he called the "Bolus").

This plaque commemorates the 400th anniversary of his arrival on these shores. His legacy is nationally recognized by the establishment of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

John R. Leopold. County Executive. Anne Arundel County, Department of Recreation and Parks.
 
Erected 2008.
 
Location. 39° 8.108′ N, 76° 26.854′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Bayside Beach Road 2.3 miles east of Fort Smallwood Road (Maryland Route 173), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Hancock's Resolution Park, between Bayside Beach Road and the stone house. Marker is in this post office area: Pasadena MD 21122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hancock's Resolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Observing the Enemy (about 300 feet away, measured in
Distant View of Bodkin Creek image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 6, 2008
2. Distant View of Bodkin Creek
In the distance beyond the Hancock's Resolution cemetary is the Bodkin Creek.
a direct line); Veterans of Foreign Wars (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mother's Garden (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole (approx. 2.7 miles away); The History of Ft Smallwood Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named The History of Ft Smallwood Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); Preservation in Progress (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,426 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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