“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Eastport's Oldest House

Eastport's Oldest House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 15, 2008
1. Eastport's Oldest House Marker
This is the oldest house in Eastport. For nearly 100 years it belonged to the Williams family.

Jonas and Louisa Williams and their eight children moved here in 1876. They used the first floor as a grocery store, selling homemade sauerkraut to neighbors. After she was widowed, Louisa offered her front parlor as a school and a polling place. The hosue stayed in the family until 1972.

For all of its years, the Williams House has been a landmark. Today, it is a bed and breakfast inn and still retains much of its original charm and architectural character.

Text with map: The Williams House is shown in green on this 1908 Sanborn Map. Note the pink rowhouses of Murphy's Row on Port Lane nearby.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 38° 58.42′ N, 76° 28.748′ W. Marker is in Annapolis
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, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Severn Avenue and First Street, on the right when traveling east on Severn Avenue. Marker is in the front yard of the home. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murphy's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glass Works (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Start of Something Big (about 600 feet away); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (about 700 feet away); Eastport's Old "Main Street" (approx. ¼ mile away); Arnold C. Gay (approx. ¼ mile away); A Tale of Three Bridges (approx. ¼ mile away); Eastport's Soul (approx. ¼ mile away).
The Williams House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 15, 2008
2. The Williams House
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,886 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on March 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 23, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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