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

Wright's Chance

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Wright's Chance Marker
Inscription.  Wright's Chance was moved to this location in 1964 from its original site 6 miles east of town. Unlike the large brick plantation houses that have better survived, this type of frame structure was much more common during the Colonial period. The house dates to the mid- to late-18th century and is one room deep and two rooms wide, with a central passageway. Living space in the upper story was expanded by the use of a gambrel roof. The beautiful interior wood paneling and large fireplaces mark the house as belonging to a gentleman of means. Wrights Chance is owned by the Queen Anne's County Historical Society.
 
Erected by Historic Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 2.624′ N, 76° 3.94′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on South Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213) just south of Ruthsburg Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 South Commerce Street, 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. Centrally Located (here, next to this marker);
Wright's Chance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Wright's Chance Marker
a different marker also named Wright’s Chance (a few steps from this marker); William Harper, Sr. Houses (a few steps from this marker); Tucker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Centreville National Bank of Maryland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Brass Pin (about 400 feet away); Site of Goldsborough House (about 400 feet away); Queen Anne's County Courthouse (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 

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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 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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