|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Carmichael — “Cheston on Wye”|
|→ Surveyed as “Cheston” 1659 for John and William Coursey containing 800 acres—six generations of Courseys (who adopted the older spelling of DeCourcey) lived here and lie buried here. The original house was burned. — Map (db m3135) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Carmichael — “Wye Plantation”|
|→ Home of William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence and twice Governor of Maryland. Born at Chilbury Hall, Harford County 1740. Died and lies buried here, 1799. The unusual house probably dates about 1740. — Map (db m3137) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Carmichael — Governor Robert Wright|
|Born in Queen Anne's County, 1752, educated at Washington College. Rose to rank of captain in Revolutionary War. Served in State Assembly; elected to U.S. Senate 1801. Chosen 13th governor of Maryland 1806, twice re-elected, later member of U.S. Congress and Maryland Court of Appeals. Died 1826; buried at Cheston on the Wye. — Map (db m3896) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Carmichael — Stagwell — →|
|Patented to Thomas Stagwell 1649. Acquired by Richard Bennett 1706, one of the largest land owners in Maryland. His descendant Judge Richard Bennett Carmichael built the house about 1805. He presided over the convention of 1867, for a new constitution for the State of Maryland. — Map (db m3134) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Carmichael — Wye Island|
|→ Patented to Col. Philemon Lloyd as “Lloyd’s Insula” 1682, a combination of four earlier patents. Henrietta Maria Lloyd married Samuel Chew and their daughters married William Paca 3rd Governor of Maryland and John Beale Bordley, who inherited the island half to each from Philemon Lloyd Chew in 1770. — Map (db m5532) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Birthplace of Charles Willson Peale|
First Free School of Queen Anne’s County erected near here 1724. Its sixth master was Charles Peale, father of the distinguished portrait painter and museum founder—born 1741 in living quarters near the school.
Luther Martin, renowned barrister, was among the school’s masters who later attained distinction in public service. The school’s visitors were local colonial leaders and among the pupils were many of the forefathers of the County’s prominent citizens. — Map (db m3110) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Carmichael House|
|Built in 1804 by William Carmichael (1775-1853), attorney and state senator who freed more than 120 of his family's slaves, 1811-1839. One of the largest manumissions in the state's history. Birthplace of Richard Bennett Carmichael (1807-1884), member of Congress, judge, and president of Maryland's Constitutional Convention (1867). On May 27, 1862, after resisting the Lincoln Administration's suspension of Habeas Corpus in Maryland, Judge Carmichael was arrested and imprisoned for treasonable acts. — Map (db m80673) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Centrally Located|
|Although Centreville wasn't incorporated until 1794, colonial settlement of the county dates back to the 1630s.
When officials decided to move the county seat and its supporting government functions, they chose a name that reflected its location and a spelling that signaled American's post Revolutionary War admiration
of France. Street names such as Liberty and Commerce reflected the hopes of a newborn nation built on trade.
If You Build It, They Will Come
In 1796, the . . . — Map (db m62553) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Centreville Wharf|
|Site of Marlborough, a port town laid out in the early 18th century with the creation of Queen Anne’s County. The wharf was a trade center, with a tobacco inspection warehouse administered by William Hopper. The “Captain’s Houses” were constructed ca. 1880 by Captain John C. Ozmon to quarter workers of his schooners, warehouses and store. Architecturally unique in the region they recall the importance of Centreville Wharf when water was the main mode of transport in the Chesapeake. — Map (db m80659) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Chesterfield Avenue: River to Railroad Connection — Centreville Heritage Trail|
|These 20th Century tickets for Centreville, while portraying a sense of the excitement of the circus coming to town do not represent the impact of those first circuses that came by boat up the Corsica, and up this street. The Aron Turner’s Circus was truly famous and came to Centreville before the Civil War. James Myers was the clown, renowned throughout the Atlantic States for his ability. From here he went to tour Paris and other European cities as one of the premier clowns of the 19th . . . — Map (db m80657) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Honor • Valor • WWI • WWII • Korea • Vietnam|
|To honor the veterans of Queen Anne’s County who served their country in time of war and especially those who made the supreme sacrifice so that we and future generations may enjoy freedom. — Map (db m3106) WM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — John Ozmon: Captain of the Sea and Entrepreneur — Centreville Heritage Trail|
|Born in Denton, Caroline County on June 1, 1828, Captain Ozmon was already a well-known sea captain by the time he established his business in Centreville in 1858. In the 1860’s he began purchasing properties in the wharf area and continued to do so for forty years. While his schooner business was primarily on the Bay between Baltimore and ports around the Bay, he was also a builder of homes in the wharf area. By the time he died in 1902 he had built more than thirty houses nearby, many of . . . — Map (db m80670) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Maryland's Eastern Shore — Hundreds of Enslaved and Free Black Men Enlisted|
|Although isolated from Maryland's largest population centers, the Eastern Shore was important to the state's role in the Civil War and exemplified the citizens' divided loyalties.
In the years before the war, enslaved African-Americans here began escaping bondage via the Underground Railroad to the North and Canada, helped on their way by sympathetic blacks and whites and such courageous "conductors" as Harriet Tubman, an Eastern Shore native. During the war, hundreds of enslaved and free . . . — Map (db m21455) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Queen Anne’s County|
|In 1631 William Claiborne established the first settlement in Maryland. A fort and trading post on Kent Island, the westernmost part of Queen Anne's County. On April 18, 1706, during the reign of Queen Anne, the County received its name from the Colonial House of Delegates to which it sent its first delegate on September 12, 1708.
The county seat, first located in Queenstown, was moved to Centreville circa 1784. — Map (db m3104) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Shuttled By Ship|
| Before the automobile, boat transportation was the only efficient way of moving goods in the Chesapeake Bay area.
Throughout the 19th century, Centreville Landing was a prosperous commercial area serving the schooners that carried grain, lumber and agricultural products to Baltimore and Norfolk and returned with manufactured goods for merchants in Centreville and the rural farming districts of Queen Anne’s County.
Today, the upper reaches of the Corsica River have gradually filled with . . . — Map (db m80661) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Site of Goldsborough House — Circa 1798|
|By that year, a 2-story brick house, measuring 40 by 24 feet and described as “not yet fully complete,” was built on a 4-acre lot of “Chesterfield,” deeded in 1792 from Mary Nicholson to her daughter Henrietta. Henritta’s husband, Dr. John Bracco, died, and by 1799 she had married Dr. Robert Goldsborough. The property descended through the Goldsborough and McKenney families. The house was demolished in 1963. — Map (db m3109) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — The Brass Pin|
|The brass pin in the adjoining sidewalk marks the former location of the stone known as "P.G. No. 1", recognized since 1791 as the beginning point of the "Public Ground" now occupied by the Court House and the reference point for all of the original lots in the town of "Centre Ville". — Map (db m62294) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — The Courthouse — Queen Anne’s County|
|Oldest courthouse in continuous use in the State of Maryland. The building was authorized by Acts of Assemby after the removal of the County Seat from Queenstown to Chester Mills, later Centreville. It was erected between 1791 and 1796 on land purchased from Elizabeth Nicholson on her portion of “Chesterfield,” the estate of her grandfather, William Sweatnam. — Map (db m3103) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Centreville — Wright’s Chance|
|Early plantation house with original paneling. Listed as an “old dwelling” in a 1744 resurvey of “Smith’s Forrest,” patented 1681. Moved 1964 by the Queen Anne’s County Historical Society to present site, part of “Chesterfield”, upon which the town of Centreville was founded. — Map (db m3107) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Byway Destinations|
| Water The Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries weave the tapestry that is Chesapeake Country.|
Land Agriculture and pristine natural resource areas accentuate our rural character.
History Historic buildings, churches, and landscapes are evidence of our rich colonial history.
Galena In 1608, Captain John Smith explored the Sassafras River and was welcomed by the tribal chief of a palisaded Native American village called Tockwogh, located just a few miles from . . . — Map (db m80828) HM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Byway Destinations|
|Few places portray the intimate connections between land and water better than Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Each place has different stories to tell—present in the wetlands, wharves, fields, homes, shops and churches.|
Stevensville Lovers of 19th-century history and architecture will find Stevensville a worthwhile stop along the byway. Christ Church (c.1880) is a fine example of Gothic architecture, while the Old Stevensville Post Office (c.1870), which served the community until . . . — Map (db m80838) HM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway|
|Located along Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the byway links Chesapeake Bay’s communities, people, and life stores into a rich experience for visitors and locals alike. With its working farms and waterfronts, historic town centers, and pristine natural areas, Chesapeake Country is a landscape worth exploring.|
Check out These Byway Adventures! *Stroll historic main streets *Take in the scenery *Visit a restaurant for locally caught seafood *Pick up fresh produce at a farm stand *Fish from a . . . — Map (db m80827) HM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Enemy Occupation — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812|
|Kent Island served as an ideal base of operations for the British in August 1813, as it was already an important link between Maryland’s eastern and western shores. The British took over the Kent Island-Annapolis ferry, including a cargo of cattle, and used the ferry landing as one of several encampments. As many as 3,000 British troops conducted raids along the middle Bay from Kent Island.|
As part of a strategy to disrupt the American economy, the British offered freedom to slaves who . . . — Map (db m80825) HM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Maryland's Eastern Shore — Hundreds of Enslaved and Free Black Men Enlisted|
|Although isolated from Maryland's largest population centers, the Eastern Shore was important to the state's role in the Civil War and exemplified the citizens' divided loyalties. In the years before the war, enslaved African-Americans here began escaping bondage via the Underground Railroad to the North and Canada, helped on their way by sympathetic blacks and whites and such courageous "conductors" as Harriet Tubman, an Eastern Shore native. During the war, hundreds of enslaved and free . . . — Map (db m8329) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Church Hill — Joshua Seney|
|Beneath this stone are interred the remains of Joshua Seney
who was born near the spot which now contains his ashes March 4, 1756 and died October 20, 1798. From the commencement of the American Revolution at various periods of his life he filled, with ability, some of the highest stations and discharged, with integrity, some of the most important duties to which his native state could appoint him; preserving through the whole a character both private and public unstained by a single vice. . . . — Map (db m3101) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Church Hill — St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish|
|Founded 1728, when the Provincial Council in Annapolis granted a petition to establish the present parish.
St. Luke’s, the oldest brick church in the State with its original structure, was completed, 1732, at the cost of 140,000 pounds of tobacco. From 1692 until 1732 services were held in the up river chapel, located on the present site.
All records are preserved intact, including births, baptisms, marriages, burials, vestry meetings and special occasions. — Map (db m3099) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Cordova — St. Joseph’s Church|
|Originally a mission of Old Bohemia founded March 18, 1765, by Father Joseph Mosley, S.J. Oldest section built 1782, additions made 1848 and 1903. Father Mosley is one of three priests interred under Chapel.
Since 1868, except during wars, annual jousting tournments held here on first Wednesday of August. — Map (db m3157) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Crumpton — Callister’s Ferry|
|Near this spot Henry Callister, Merchant, operated a rope and raft ferry across the Chester River during the 1750’s and 1760’s. Well into the next century the crossing at Crumpton continued to be known as “Callister’s Ferry.” It served as an important link in early overland transportation on the upper Eastern Shore. — Map (db m3254) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Grasonville — Island in the Marsh: a hummock — Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center|
|Rising above the salt marsh is a wooded island called a hummock. Here, loblolly pine, bayberry, and holly take root in the drier soil and protect wildlife from the challenging conditions of the open marsh.
Who takes shelter in the hummock? *Deer and foxes hid in the undergrowth. *Red-bellied woodpeckers and northern flickers nest in the pines. *Bald eagles roost on high branches. — Map (db m69918) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Grasonville — Road to Battle — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812|
|About 300 British soldiers approached Queenstown by road on August 13, 1813. Their part in a two-pronged attack involved a steamy march across Kent Island and The Narrows, towing two field cannon.
The nighttime march was interrupted near dawn by a skirmish with Americans at a rise in the road known as Slippery Hill. The British continued on to Queenstown, but the American militia had escaped to Centreville.|
“At 10 minutes before 3 o’clock of the 13th I was aroused by the quick . . . — Map (db m80814) WM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Kent Narrows — Crossing Point — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812|
|British soldiers approaching Queenstown by land August 13, 1813, had to negotiate a thin mile-long causeway through marshes at The Narrows. The only road connection between Kent Island and the Eastern Shore mainland was the crude hand-dug rutted wagon trail.|
The night-time crossing would have been unpleasant for the 300 men marching in wool uniforms and heavy leather boots.
“This narrows…is skirted on both sides by extensive marshes…To approach the Island … you must traverse a . . . — Map (db m80824) HM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Kent Narrows — Working the Waters|
|Large scale harvesting of the riches of the Chesapeake Bay did not begin until after the Civil War. By 1900 almost a quarter of all U.S. registered boats were making a profit on the Chesapeake Bay.
During the height of the Kent Narrows seafood industry (1946-1983), as many as 100 vessels a day would arrive at the waterfront processing houses. They would offload oysters, crabs, clams and finfish for preparation and shipment to markets throughout the Eastern Seaboard and beyond. |
The . . . — Map (db m80823) HM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — "Clover Field" — 1622 Acres|
|Patented to William Hensley in 1730 as a resurvey of several earlier tracts granted in the sixteen hundreds. The house contains some fine woodwork. The Hemsley graveyard has some interesting tombs. — Map (db m3894) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — “Bloomingdale”|
|Patented 7 June, 1665, by Captain Robert Morris as “Mount Mill.” Purchased by Jacob Seth 1685, acquired about 1820 by Edward Harris whose heirs Misses Mary and Sallie Harris renamed it “Bloomingdale.” It passed under will of Miss Sallie Harris to her cousin Severn Teakle Wallis, one of Maryland’s most distinguished sons. — Map (db m3130) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — “Lord’s Gift”|
|1050 Acres. Granted to Henry Coursey, 1658. 1000 acres by order of Lord Baltimore for “conspicuous faithfulness to him during the late contest” (the Uprising of 1652 by Richard Bennett and William Claiborne). The 50 acres were for transporting himself into the Colony. This is the tract known as the “Thumbgrant” of legendary origin. — Map (db m3118) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — “Morgan’s Neck” / Richard Bennett III and Elizabeth Rousby|
|“Morgan’s Neck” “Morgan’s Neck” (300 acres) was patented by Cecil Calvert on January 26, 1658, to “Henry Morgan, of the Isle of Kent, gentleman,” for transporting into the province Frances Malyn and Francis Ash. The tract descended to his daughter Frances Sayer, in 1674; and to Elizabeth Rousby, his granddaughter, in 1698. Elizabeth Rousby married Richard Bennett, III, grandson of the puritan Governor of Virginia. Their dwelling nearby was excavated in . . . — Map (db m3125) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Battle of Slippery Hill — August 13, 1813|
|American Videttes skirmished with approximately 300 British troops under the command of Col. Sir Thomas Sidney Beckwith as they advanced on Queenstown along this road. Two British soldiers and Beckwith’s horse were killed. Fearful of being cut off by a second British amphibious force, Maj. William H. Nicholson, commander of the Queen Anne’s County militia, withdrew to Centreville. — Map (db m3115) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Bennett’s Point Farm|
|Originally called “Morgan’s Neck.” Surveyed in 1658 for Henry Morgan of the “Isle of Kent” as two tracts of 150 acres each. Henry Morgan was given the land for transporting two indentured servants into the province. The tracts descended to Morgan’s wife Frances in 1663 and to his daughter Frances Sayer, wife of Col. Peter Sayer, in 1676. In 1698, the farm passed to Elizabeth Rousby, granddaughter of Henry Morgan, and wife of Richard Bennett III. It left ownership of . . . — Map (db m3128) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Bowlingly|
Estate patented to James Bowling, 1658, and present manor house built 1733. East-west wing added about 1830.
Before dawn, August 2, 1813, British troops under Sir Charles James Napier landed here and after defeating the local militia seriously damaged the manor house and its contents before reembarking. — Map (db m3116) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Bowlingly|
|→ Surveyed 15 September, 1658, for James Bowling as “Bowlingley.” Patented to John Tully May 29, 1660. On August 20-30, 1813, the attack on Queenstown by the British led by Sir James Napier under Sir John Warren took place here; the forces were landed at Blakeford, failing to capture American troops the British retired to Kent Island Narrows. — Map (db m3117) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — British Command — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812|
|The British invaded Kent Island on August 5, 1813. British Rear Admiral George Cockburn of the Royal Navy planned an attack on Queenstown by land and water, a pincer attack. Even though this plan was questioned by his fellow commander, British Army Officer Colonel Sir Thomas Sidney Beckwith, it was carried out and was ultimately unsuccessful.|
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Napier, second in command to Beckwith, felt that the multi-officer command, which also included Admiral Sir John Warren, . . . — Map (db m80689) HM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Chesapeake College|
|This first regional college in Maryland and first two-year community college on the Eastern Shore was founded December 22, 1965, and classes began on the campus September 1969. the sponsors include the State of Maryland and Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties. — Map (db m3132) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Colonial Courthouse|
|The frame section of the structure dates to circa 1708 and is consistent with other Maryland courthouses in size, form, character and materials. The brick section was added circa 1820–40. Laws in the 18th century mostly were enforced by fines, but records show that more serious punishments were given. In 1718, a whipping post was erected at Queenstown. Records reveal that some offenders were subjected to lashing, time in the stocks, branding, or execution by hanging in gallows Field, . . . — Map (db m3111) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Governor William Grason|
|Born near this site in 1788. Took office January 1, 1839. As the first popularly elected Governor of Maryland. Remembered as an advocate of financial reform in government. Village of Grasonville named in his honor. He died near here on July 2, 1868. — Map (db m34225) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Historic Points|
Wye Island — Map (db m3133) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Lure of Freedom — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812|
|(Inscription under the image in the upper left) Nathan escaped from jail along with a former slave, Daniel Johns. The town sheriff advertised in the Republican Star for their apprehension. |
In April of 1814, British Admiral Cochrane issued a proclamation offering slaves or free blacks service in His Majesty’s armed forces or free passage to settle in a British colony. In August of 1813 Admiral Cockburn had already implemented this when approximately 42 slaves left with the British from . . . — Map (db m80688) HM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Protecting the Homefront — Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail — War of 1812|
|Following the Chesapeake and Leopard affair in 1807 where American sailors were impressed into British service, there was outrage on the Eastern Shore. One of the three American sailors forcibly taken aboard the HMS Leopard was John Stachan, a native of Queen Anne’s County. |
Militia companies formed across the Eastern Shore including the 35th and 38th Regiment of the Maryland Militia in Queen Anne’s County and were led by prominent local citizens. These troops were involved in the Battle of . . . — Map (db m80691) HM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Queenstown — Divided Loyalties|
|Queenstown, like most of the Eastern Shore in 1861, was a slaveholding community, and the impending conflict was regarded with concern and fear. When war erupted, families were torn apart because of their conflicting loyalities. It was not uncommon for some family members to be in the Confederate army and others in the Union.
The war took its toll on white Queenstown residents. With the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the 1864 Maryland constitutions abolution of slavery, many slave . . . — Map (db m3113) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — St. Peter’s Church — (Roman Catholic)|
|Congregation first organized c 1639 on nearby Kent Island by Rev. John Altham, S.J. St. Peter’s was est. Feb. 3, 1765, by Rev. Joseph Mosely, S.J. of St. Joseph’s, Talbot Co. A 1760 bequest of 50 lbs. from Edward Neale of “Bowlingly” provided 1½ acre lot here, on which brick chapel was built before 1784. (Demolished 1960). Part of present structure begun 1823 by Rev. James Moynihan, completed 1827 by rev. Peter Veulemans. The aspe, nave and vestibule are major additions 1877 under Rev. Ed. Henchy. — Map (db m3129) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Surprise at Queenstown|
|The British set out from Kent Island to attack Queenstown on August 13, 1813. The land and water contingents numbered 300 troops each. Intending to surprise the Queen Anne's County militia, they mistakenly fired, warning the Americans. British barges missed their intended landing point at Bowlingly, arriving at Blakeford instead. These errors enabled the militia to escape to Centreville. The British retaliated by ransacking Bowlingly, a prominent home in Queenstown. The skirmish that foiled the . . . — Map (db m67254) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — The Battle Enjoined! — Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail — War of 1812|
|On the night of August 13, 300 British troops marched towards Queenstown where a large American militia force was said to be encamped. The cornfields provided a perfect cover for a picket guard of 20 Queen Anne’s County Maryland militia troops watching for the advancing British Army at Slippery Hill Farm.|
Upon encountering the picket guard, British soldiers fired to begin the skirmish that would become known as the Battle of Slipper Hill. The greatly outnumbered Americans used their . . . — Map (db m80690) HM
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — War in the Chesapeake|
|During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas.
The strategically important Chesapeake Bay region felt the brunt of the war, choked by shipping blockades and ravaged by enemy raids. The evens in this region were crucial to the outcome of the war.
Though there was no clear victor at the . . . — Map (db m67252) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Stevensville — Broad Creek Cemetery|
|Broad Creek was established as the site of Christ Church sometime between 1651 and 1684. At that time, Broad Creek was the center of colonial activity on the Island. From 1712 to 1826, three additions or entirely new church structures were built on the site, until the Church moved to the Stevensville location (Historic Christ Church) in 1880. The original church foundations at Broad Creek were excavated and marked in 1956. Broad Creek was also the site of the church cemetery. In 2003, . . . — Map (db m67251) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Stevensville — Christ Church — Town of Broad Creek|
|First Christian congregation in Maryland organized 1632 by the Reverend Richard James at Kent Fort, south end of island. Church moved here ca. 1650. Rebuilt 1712 and 1826. This oldest continuous congregation in Maryland moved to Stevensville in 1880. — Map (db m3138) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Stevensville — Kent Island — “The Isle of Kent”|
|William Claiborne of Virginia established a trading post, settlement and fort at the southern end of this island in 1631. Lord Baltimore’s rights were resisted, which led to serious controversy until taken by armed forces in 1637. — Map (db m3139) HM|
|Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Sudlersville — Dudley's Chapel — Built in 1783 on land donated by Joshua Dudley|
|This is the first Methodist meeting house erected in Queen Anne’s County, as an outgrowth of a Society organized in 1774. It is one of the earliest surviving Methodist Churches in Maryland. Bishops Francis Asbury, Thomas Coke and Richard Whatcoat preached here. The brick Chapel was renovated and restored to its present appearance in 1883. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. — Map (db m3098) HM|