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

The First State House of Maryland

 
 
The First State House of Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
1. The First State House of Maryland Marker
Inscription. On this site was erected in 1676 the first State House of Maryland. Previous to this date the Assembly met in various places subsequent to the Planting of the Province at St. Mary’s City, March 27, 1634. The twelve stone markers forming a cross outline the original building.

This marker was placed by Major William Thomas Chapter, D.A.R., St. Mary’s City, October 2, 1926. Mrs. John G. H. Lilburn, Regent.
 
Erected 1926 by the Major William Thomas Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Maryland, Saint Mary's City marker series.
 
Location. 38° 11.244′ N, 76° 26.144′ W. Marker is in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Trinity Church Road near Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5). Click for map
The First State House of Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2007
2. The First State House of Maryland Marker
One of the twelve stone markers can be seen in the distance on the right. The Trinity Episcopal Church in in the background on the left.
. It is at the Trinity Episcopal Church cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47477 Trinity Church Road, Saint Marys City MD 20686, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Entrance to First State House of Maryland (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Entrance to First State House of Maryland (a few steps from this marker); Here Lyeth The Body (a few steps from this marker); John Llewellyn (a few steps from this marker); Leonard Calvert (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landing of the Ark and the Dove (within shouting distance of this marker); Laura Maryland Carpenter Blinn (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Church, St. Mary’s Parish
Replica of the First State House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
3. Replica of the First State House
This side faces the water. The replica was built a few dozen yards east, since the original location is now a cemetery.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Allen Senior (within shouting distance of this marker); The St. Mary’s Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in St. Mary’s City.
 
Regarding The First State House of Maryland. The bricks from the original State House were used to build the church seen in Photo No. 2. See the “Trinity Church, St. Mary’s Parish” marker.
 
Also see . . .  The History of the Maryland State House. (Submitted on April 22, 2007.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,721 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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