“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Port Tobacco

Port Tobacco Photo, Click for full size
By Richard White, April 21, 2007
1. Port Tobacco
Inscription. The Indian village of Potobac, visited in 1608 by Capt. John Smith, occupied this site. County Seat of Charles County, 1658 - 1895. Washington visited here frequently. Site of St. Columba Lodge No. 11 A. F.& A. M., chartered April 18, 1793.

Erected by St. Columba Lodge No. 150 A. F. & A. M, La Plata, Maryland, 1932. Replaced and relocated 1976.
Erected 1932 by the St. Columba Lodge No. 150 A.F & A.M.
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 38° 30.806′ N, 77° 1.54′ W. Marker is near Port Tobacco, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Maryland Route 6. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Tobacco MD 20677, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On to Yorktown (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Port Tobacco (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Columba Masonic Lodge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Tobacco.
More about this marker. A. F. & A. M. stands for “Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.”
Rebuilt and restored court house at Port Tobacco Photo, Click for full size
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 28, 2007
2. Rebuilt and restored court house at Port Tobacco

Also see . . .  A Brief History of Port Tobacco. (Submitted on April 21, 2007.)
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans

Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard White of La Plata, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,315 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard White of La Plata, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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