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

Leonard Calvert

 
 
Leonard Calvert Monument, West Face image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
1. Leonard Calvert Monument, West Face
Inscription. (west face) To the memory of Leonard Calvert, First Governor of Maryland this monument is erected by the State of Maryland.

(north face) Leonard Calvert, second son of George Calvert, first Baron of Baltimore and Anne, his wife, led the first colonists to Maryland November 22, 1633–March 3, 1634. Founded St. Mary’s March 27, 1634. Died June 9, 1647.

(south face) By his wisdom, justice, and fidelity he fostered the infancy of the Colony, guided it through great perils, and dying left it at peace. The descendants and successors of the men he governed here record their grateful recognition of his virtues. November MDCCCXC.

(east face) Erected on the site of the Old Mulberry Tree, under which the first colonists of Maryland assembled to establish a government where the persecuted and oppressed of every creed and of every clime might repose in peace and security, adore their common God and enjoy the priceless blessings of civil and religious liberty.
 
Erected 1890 by the State of Maryland.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Saint Mary's City marker series.
 
Location. 38° 11.238′ N, 76° 26.127′ W. Marker is in
Leonard Calvert Monument, East Face image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
2. Leonard Calvert Monument, East Face
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. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Here Lyeth The Body (a few steps from this marker); Trinity Church, St. Mary’s Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); The First State House of Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Entrance to First State House of Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); John Llewellyn (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); Thomas Allen Senior (within shouting distance of this marker); The St. Mary’s Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in St. Mary’s City.
 
Also see . . .  Biographical Profile of Leonard Calvert. (Submitted on April 22, 2007.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Descendant to Leonard Calvert
I am
Leonard Calvert Monument, North Face image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
3. Leonard Calvert Monument, North Face
a descendant of Leonard Calvert. Two family members and myself will be making the trip to St. Mary's on June 24, 2009. We will be given a personal tour of St. Mary's by Peter Himmelheber, historian. We are looking forward to this visit with great anticipation. The monument to Leonard Calvert is beautiful and we simply can't wait to see it in person. Connie Calvert
Editor's Note: We're sure you'll enjoy your visit. If you'd like to share some pictures and information about Leonard Calvert you gathered on your trip, please don't hesitate to include it here.
    — Submitted June 3, 2009, by Connie Calvert of Lexington, Kentucky.

 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
Leonard Calvert Monument, South Side image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
4. Leonard Calvert Monument, South Side
Leonard Calvert Monument, East Face image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
5. Leonard Calvert Monument, East Face
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,400 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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