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

Leonardtown

Established in 1660

 
 
Leonardtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
1. Leonardtown Marker
Inscription. Named Seymour Town in honor of Governor John Seymour and designated St. Mary’s county seat by the General Assembly in 1708. Name changed to Leonardtown by the General Assembly in 1728 in honor of Leonard Calvert, first colonial governor of Maryland.
 
Erected by the Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 17.466′ N, 76° 38.154′ W. Marker is in Leonardtown, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street (Business Maryland Route 5) and Leonardtown Road (Business Maryland Route 5), in the median on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leonardtown MD 20650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Monument -- Leonardtown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mural Story (within shouting distance of this marker); Center of Citizenship (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Site of the Methodist Episcopal Meeting House (c.1847) (about 500 feet away); The Great House (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Leonardtown.
 
Also see . . .  The History of Leonardtown. (Submitted on April 18, 2007.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
Town Square image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
2. Town Square
The marker is under the trees in the foreground, the World War One Memorial is in the center, and the memorial to other wars are between the two trees in the distance.
World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
3. World War I Memorial
This monument is in the center of the Town Square park located in the median of Washington Street. The Inscription reads: “Gloria pro patria in armis contendere. This Monument is Gratefully Erected by the Citizens of St. Mary’s County in honor of Her Heroes in the World War, 1917–1918, and Dedicated this 11th day of November 1921.”
World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
4. World War I Memorial
This is the back of the memorial. The inscription reads: “Gloria pro patria mori. The Names on This Memorial are of those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice.” This is the side that faces the marker. Four brass tablets, two on each side, separately list the “white” and “colored” dead. Click on the images to zoom in and read the names.
World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Global War on Terrorism Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
5. World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Global War on Terrorism Memorial
This monument is on the opposite side of the Town Square Park. The inscription reads: “The citizens of Saint Mary’s County dedicate this monument in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and those who valiantly served.” Washington Street, seen in the distance, continues down to the town dock on the Potomac River.
The First National Bank of St. Mary's Building, 1906–1966 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
6. The First National Bank of St. Mary's Building, 1906–1966
Now the Marcantile Southern Maryland Bank, on Park Avenue facing Town Square.
Bank Building Detail image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2007
7. Bank Building Detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,615 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   7. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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