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

The Manor of Cornwaleys’ Cross

 
 
The Manor of Cornwaleys’ Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
1. The Manor of Cornwaleys’ Cross Marker
Inscription. 2000 acres granted Sept. 8th, 1639 to Thomas Cornwaleys who came to Maryland with “The Ark and The Dove.” He and Jerome Hawley were appointed “His Lordship’s Commissioners for the government of said Province” 1633 with Leonard Calvert as Governor.
 
Location. 38° 9.684′ N, 76° 23.963′ W. Marker is near St. Inigoes, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is at the intersection of Point Lookout Road (U.S. 5) and Villa Road, on the right when traveling south on Point Lookout Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Inigoes MD 20684, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Tulip Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Tulip Disaster (approx. 1.3 miles away); Disaster at Ragged Point (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Union's Defense (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Ignatius Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mattapany Street (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fear of War, People of Peace (approx. 2.3 miles away); St. Mary’s City (approx. 2.5 miles away); Discovering Layers of the Past (approx. 2.5 miles away); Leonard Calvert (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Inigoes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Cornwaleys(lis), St. Mary's Co., MD; 1643
Cross Manor image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2011
2. Cross Manor
The house at Cross Manor which dates from before 1798, with 19th century additions, now belongs to Edward Kopple. It has been claimed that this is the oldest house in Maryland, based on reports that part of it was built in 1643. During the Civil War, Cross Manor hosted the Potomac Flotilla. A small adjoining park commemorates the Potomac Flotilla and the ill-fated USS Tulip (see adjacent markers above for more information).
. Brief excerpt from the book History of St. Mary’s County, Maryland by Regina Combs (Submitted on April 26, 2007.) 

2. Cross Manor (Manor of Cornwalleys' Cross). 47733 Cross Manor Road, Beachville Maryland. Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (Submitted on January 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
West Virginia Cole Slaw image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 23, 2011
3. West Virginia Cole Slaw
Chew Mail Pouch Barn at Cross Manor painted by Harley Warrick in 1989.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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