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St. Mary's City in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maryland's First Capital

Welcome to Historic St. Mary's City

 
 
Maryland's First Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Maryland's First Capital Marker
Inscription.  In 1634, Governor Leonard Calvert and a group of about 140 English settlers established their colony's capital here on the site of an American Indian village.

Archaeologists and historians are recovering traces of the colonial settlement. Many original buildings and roads have been re-created, and wooden "ghost-frames" mark the locations of other structures yet to be brought back to life. Come see how the early colonists lived, worked, and struggled to establish civil and religious freedoms.

Start your visit at our Visitor Center on Rosecroft Road (next right turn on Route 5, heading south), and explore Maryland's earliest days.
 
Erected by Historic St. Mary's City.
 
Location. 38° 11.121′ N, 76° 25.908′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Old State House Road just west of Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Marys City MD 20686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's City (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard Calvert
Maryland's First Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Maryland's First Capital Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Early Signs of Industry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Time of Troubles (about 400 feet away); Horse High, Pig Tight, and Bull Strong (about 500 feet away); "...once the Metropolis" (about 500 feet away); ...and Coffee House (about 500 feet away); Brewing and Baking (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Mary's City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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