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
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1634.
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 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 (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); A Place to Talk, Drink, & Smoke (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Mary's City.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.