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

St. Mary's College of Maryland

at Historic St. Mary's City

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. St. Mary's College of Maryland Marker
Inscription.  Welcome to Teddy Turner Waterfront at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Founded in 1634, St. Mary's City is the fourth oldest permanent English colony in North America, and was the capital of Maryland until 1695. A city whose remains were largely undisturbed by subsequent development, this National Historic Landmark offers an unparalleled look at early America. Archaeological excavations began in this area in the 1930s and continue today. Neighboring Historic St. Mary's City is a living history museum and archaeological treasure. At the City as well as on the College campus, exhibits, reconstructed buildings, and staff interpreters connect life in the 17th century with the present.

Established in 1840 by Maryland's General Assembly as the state's "monument school of the people" commemorating the colony's founding principles. St. Mary's College of Maryland remains a public, liberal arts institution. In 1992, it was designated The Honors College of the state. St. Mary's is a coed, residential school, committed to affordability, accessibility, and diversity; and it is rated consistently among the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. St. Mary's College of Maryland Marker
Please take some time to explore this inspirational place that is so rich with history and the promise of the future.

Teddy Turner

R.E. "Teddy" Turner IV first met the St. Mary's College sailing team in 1989 at the Soviet Offshore Championship "Black Sea Cup" in Odessa, Ukraine. Teddy and his team prevailed in the event, but a lasting friendship between the College and the Turner family began. The bond was cemented by Teddy's donation of his offshore sailing yacht, Challenge America, and by his dedicated service to St. Mary's as a College trustee.

In 2000 Teddy Turner started Charleston Boatworks, a full service yacht repair and brokerage company. Teddy promotes junior and high school sailing, leadership training, as well as Special Olympics and recreational sailing through the South Carolina Maritime Foundation and the Charleston Community Sailing Foundation.
 
Erected by St. Mary's College of Maryland.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 11.324′ N, 76° 25.964′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Trinity Church Road just south of Point Lookout Road (Route 5), on
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the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47498 Trinity Church 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 marker. St. Mary's Female Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland’s Pride and Glory (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Brent Pilgrimage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gift of the Society of the Ark and the Dove (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Mary's Female Seminary (about 700 feet away); After the Disastrous Fire (about 700 feet away); Sharing Land and Legacy (about 700 feet away); “...a convenient place for the administration of Justice.” (about 800 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 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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