Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The building across the street was once the Third Street School for "colored children." Following Civil Rights legislation in the 1960s, the segregated school closed. Today, the building is the home of the Seafarers' Yacht Club, a private club whose members are primarily African-American.
Text with the upper-left photo: Reverend Joseph J. Turner was highly regarded by the congregations of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and John Wesley United Methodist Church.
Text with lower-left photo: The original Mt. Zion church was established in the nineteenth century. Today, African-American families gather for worship at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, rebuilt at 612 Second Street in 1991.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
Location. 38° 58.183′ N, 76° 28.741′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Third Street and Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Maritime Tradition Lives On (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Watermen of Back Creek (about 400 feet away); Bay Workboats (about 700 feet away); Welcome to Eastport (about 700 feet away); Harvesting the Bay (about 700 feet away); Deadrise Defined (about 700 feet away); Cap'n Herbie Sadler (about 700 feet away); Skipjack Lydia D (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
Categories. • 20th Century • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,251 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.