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

A Busy Enterprise

 
 
A Busy Enterprise Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. A Busy Enterprise Marker
Inscription.  This painting shows how the site may have appeared on the morning of May 10, 1692. On that day, the new royal governor, Sir Lionel Copley, met the legislature for the first time in the Council Chamber, and officially took control of Maryland from Lord Baltimore. The bird's eye view depicts Garrett Van Sweringen's busy enterprise along Aldermansbury Street, a main route in St. Mary's City. Although streets were important, the river remained a vital highway for both trade and travel.
 
Erected by Historic St. Mary's City.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 11.129′ N, 76° 26.046′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Old State House Road west of Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47414 Old State House Road, 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
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marker. An Innovative Entrepreneur (here, next to this marker); Meet Garrett Van Sweringen (here, next to this marker); The Van Sweringen Family (here, next to this marker); The Van Sweringen Site (here, next to this marker); From Many Lands (here, next to this marker); Tobacco... "our meat, drink, clothing and monies" (a few steps from this marker); …Adjourn to the Arbour at Vansweringens (a few steps from this marker); The Cooling House (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Mary's City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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