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
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.
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Education • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
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 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.
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 62 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.