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Port Deposit in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gerry House

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
1. Gerry House Marker
Inscription.  Built 1813, probably by Daniel Megredy. Lafayette was entertained here in 1824. Later owned by Cornelius Smith (1792–1858), farmer and philanthropist who financed road construction to create jobs for the unemployed and aided public education in Port Deposit. Smith willed house in 1858 to his stepgrandson, Lucius A. C. Gerry, who saw action in the Civil War as Artillery Officer in Capt. Alonzo Snow’s Battery B.
 
Erected by Port Deposit Heritage, Inc. and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 36.274′ N, 76° 6.896′ W. Marker is in Port Deposit, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Main Street (Maryland Route 222) 0.1 miles south of Center Street (Maryland Route 276), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Deposit MD 21904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On Alert (within shouting distance of this marker); The River Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Snow's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different
Gerry House Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Gerry House Marker
marker also named Snow’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. J. Creswell (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Tome, Town Father (within shouting distance of this marker); Adams Hall (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Deposit.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Port Deposit’s Historic Walking Tour. (Submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Gerry House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
3. Gerry House and Marker
Gerry House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
4. Gerry House and Marker
Gerry House Detail image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
5. Gerry House Detail
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,831 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on December 29, 2018, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 16, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on December 16, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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