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Near Elkton in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blue Ball Tavern

 
 
Blue Ball Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
1. Blue Ball Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Established about 1710 on Lot No. 35 of “The Nottingham Lots” by Andrew Job who secured it from William Penn. Job’s son, Thomas married Elizabeth Maxwell, niece of Daniel Defoe who wrote “Robinson Crusoe.”
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 42.027′ N, 75° 55.92′ W. Marker was near Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker was at the intersection of Telegraph Road (Route 273) and Blue Ball Road, on the left when traveling east on Telegraph Road. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: Telegraph Road, Elkton MD 21921, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Rock Presbyterian Church (approx. 2½ miles away); Calvert Village (approx. 2.6 miles away); In Memory of the Unknown Soldiers (approx. 2.7 miles away); Brick Meeting House (approx. 2.7
Blue Ball Tavern image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
2. Blue Ball Tavern
Building is now occupied as a residence.
miles away); Gilpin’s Falls Covered Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Big Elk Chapel (approx. 4.9 miles away); Wilna (approx. 5.3 miles away); “New Munster” (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
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Additional comments.
1. Marker replaced.
This marker replaced one with identical text, erected by the State Roads Commission.
    — Submitted March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
 
Blue Ball Tavern Marker is missing from the corner. image. Click for full size.
© Google Streetview Fair Use, May 2018
3. Blue Ball Tavern Marker is missing from the corner.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,488 times since then and 91 times this year. Last updated on March 5, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 3, 2020.
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