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Stevensville in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kent Island

“The Isle of Kent”

 
 
Kent Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. Kent Island Marker
Inscription.  
William Claiborne
of Virginia established a trading post, settlement and fort at the southern end of this island in 1631. Lord Baltimore’s rights were resisted which led to serious controversy until taken by armed forces in 1637.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 58.57′ N, 76° 19.38′ W. Marker is in Stevensville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 8 and Marina Club Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 8. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stevensville MD 21666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Takeover (approx. 0.4 miles away); Broad Creek Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christ Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stevensville Train Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grollman's Store (approx.
William Claiborne image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
2. William Claiborne
From John Esten Cooke, Clayborne, the Rebel in The Magazine of American History, Vol. X, No. 2, August 1883.
0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Christ Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cray House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Country Store (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stevensville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,632 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on January 26, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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