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Near Abingdon in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gov. William Paca

Old Post Road

— Established 1666 —

 
 
Gov. William Paca Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 23, 2007
1. Gov. William Paca Marker
Inscription.  Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born October 31, 1740 on Chilberry Hall Farm 1¼ miles south of here. Died October 27, 1799.
 
Erected 1930 by the Governor William Paca Chapter D.A.R. [Daughters of the American Revolution], Harford County, Md.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 31, 1740.
 
Location. 39° 26.97′ N, 76° 17.731′ W. Marker is near Abingdon, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Philadelphia Road (Maryland Route 7) 0.4 miles north of Maryland Route 24, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abingdon MD 21009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Captain John Smith (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of “Old Baltimore” (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cokesbury College
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); “Constant Friendship” (approx. 1.6 miles away); Harford Town (approx. 2.2 miles away); This Tablet (approx. 2.3 miles away); "The Bush Declaration" (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sophia’s Dairy (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
 
Also see . . .  The Declaration of Independence. (Submitted on June 24, 2007.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Chilberry Hall Farm
The property no longer exists. The land is now a restricted part of the Aberdeen Proving Ground.
    — Submitted June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
William Paca image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
2. William Paca
1772 portrait by Charles Willson Peale in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore, Maryland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,936 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on February 14, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on June 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 4, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Jun. 21, 2024