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

Queen Anne's County Courthouse

 
 
Queen Anne's County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Queen Anne's County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  The Queen Anne's County Courthouse was built between 1792 and 1794. Still in use today, it is the oldest continuously used courthouse in Maryland. In 1876, the entire building was enlarged to the rear and the wings raised to full stories, resulting in an interesting combination of late 18th century and Victorian period details. Note the carved gold eagle in the pediment in front of the building and the heavy double doors beneath it. A sharp eye will detect the iron shutters on the room once used by the County Clerk. These shutters and a vault door on the interior safeguarded county records that extended back to 1706. Be sure to look at the Statue of Queen Anne, England's ruler from 1702 to 1714 and namesake of the county. Donated to the County by philanthropist Arthur Houghton, founder of the Wye Institute, and dedicated in 1977 in the presence of HRH Princess Anne, it is the only known statue of Queen Anne outside England.
 
Erected by Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 2.689′ N, 76° 3.918′ 
Queen Anne's County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Queen Anne's County Courthouse Marker
W. Marker is in Centreville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Lawyers Row just west of Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Lawyers Row, Centreville MD 21617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Queen Anne’s County (a few steps from this marker); Centreville National Bank of Maryland (a few steps from this marker); The Brass Pin (a few steps from this marker); Honor • Valor • WWI • WWII • Korea • Vietnam (a few steps from this marker); Command Central (within shouting distance of this marker); The Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Short History of Centreville (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Queen Anne's County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
 
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Additional sign nearby on the courthouse grounds image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
3. Additional sign nearby on the courthouse grounds
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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