“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near St. Mary’s City in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Mattapany Street

Mattapany Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
1. Mattapany Street Marker
Inscription. The first road built by the colonists in Maryland. It led from “St. Marys” to “Mattapany” on the Patuxent River. Referred to in 1639 as the “Mattapany Path.”
Erected by the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 38° 10.999′ N, 76° 25.618′ W. Marker is near St. Mary’s City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is at the intersection of Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5) and Mattapany Road, on the right when traveling south on Point Lookout Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington Park MD 20653, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fear of War, People of Peace (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary’s City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Leonard Calvert (approx. 0.3 miles away); Discovering Layers of the Past (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Arrival of Governor Copley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mathias de Sousa (approx. 0.4 miles away); In 1648 Margaret Brent Asks for “Vote...And Voyce”
Mattapany Street image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 1, 2008
2. Mattapany Street
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Upon This Shore (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governing (approx. half a mile away); Commemorating Maryland’s Pride and Glory (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Mary’s City.
More about this marker. Arrow on marker points towards Mattapany Road.
Regarding Mattapany Street. Mattapany is an Algonquin Indian word for where a path meets a river, or two rivers meet. Mattapany is now on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station grounds.
Also see . . .  History of St. Mary’s County Road Development. (Submitted on April 26, 2007.)
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,680 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. 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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