Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Ways to Explore Southern Marylandís Scenic and Historic Routes
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
This unique trail is designed for you to experience by boat. It is Americaís first waterway national historic trail and includes more than 3,000 miles explored by Captain John Smith.
The route is marked at several sites on the water by special buoys that are part of the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS). Accessible by cell phone or internet, these buoys transmit date that include historical information related to Captain John Smithís explorations.
Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway
Automobile is the best way to experience this byway. You can explore various sites—churches, homes, parks, and museums—to learn about the very first attempt in American to introduce religious toleration and the separation of church from state. If you would like to tour any of the churches, we recommend contacting their administrative offices before you visit.
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Southern Maryland was an attractive
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
This evolving trail network is a portal into the regionís history, culture, and ecology. As the metropolitan area expands, hiking, bicycling, paddling, horseback riding, and related outdoor recreation activities provide you with opportunities for intimate connections with the river, its tributaries, and the regionís distinctive landscapes.
Discover more at www.DestinationSouthernMaryland.com
National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
This project was funded in part by the National Park Service
This project has been financed in part with state funds from the Maryland Heritages Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail series list.
Location. 38° 31.822′ N, 77° 2.149′ W. Marker is in Port Tobacco, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Port Tobacco Road, 1.7 miles north of Port Tobacco Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6655 Rose Hill Road, Port Tobacco MD 20677, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Discover Southern Marylandís Amazing Stories of Exploration, Hope, and Courage (here, next to this marker); Discover Thomas Stone National Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Haberdeventure! (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Stone (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stones of Maryland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rose Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Port Tobacco (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Tobacco.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 21, 2018, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.