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Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Port Tobacco

 
 
Port Tobacco image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, March 18, 2007
1. Port Tobacco
Inscription. In this center of Confederate activity, at the Brawner Hotel, Detective Captain William Williams unsuccessfully offered Thomas Jones $100,000 reward for information that would lead to the capture of John Wilkes Booth.
 
Erected by Charles County Civil War Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 38° 30.671′ N, 77° 1.195′ W. Marker is in Port Tobacco, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Chapel Point Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the Port Tobacco Court House Historic Site on the edge of the parking lot near the old well. Marker is in this post office area: Port Tobacco MD 20677, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Wilkes Booth (here, next to this marker); On to Yorktown (a few steps from this marker); Port Tobacco Commerce (a few steps from this marker); Port Tobacco: Conspiracy & the Plot to Assassinate President Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); St. Columba Masonic Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Tobacco Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
The Port Tobacco Court House image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 28, 2007
2. The Port Tobacco Court House
a different marker also named Port Tobacco (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Tobacco.
 
Regarding Port Tobacco. The offer of 100 thousand dollars was quite significant for the time. Adjusted for inflation, it would be the equivalent of more than 1.2 million in today’s dollars.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
2. Port Tobacco Historic District, Maryland's National Register Properties. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
3. Port Tobacco Historic District, Maryland's Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
 
Additional keywords. John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Port Tobacco and John Wilkes Booth Markers in front of the Port Tobacco Court House image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, March 18, 2007
3. Port Tobacco and John Wilkes Booth Markers in front of the Port Tobacco Court House
Is this the Brawner Hotel? image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 28, 2007
4. Is this the Brawner Hotel?
Or is this the Brawner Hotel? image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 28, 2007
5. Or is this the Brawner Hotel?
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,900 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   4, 5. submitted on June 3, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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