Near North East in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
An Earthly Paradise
Captain John Smith made two voyages around the Chesapeake Bay in 1608 to explore the region's resources. After traveling the abundant waters, Smith wrote "Heaven and Earth have never agreed better to have a place for man's habitation." Although there were no roads, the Bay served as a "highway" for traveling. There were no well-established farms, but the region provided almost unlimited food. Even with the comforts of English life an ocean away, Smith realized that the Chesapeake Bay would provide for success as the settlers pursued a new life in a very different place.
Even as the first European settlers
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1607.
Location. 39° 29.574′ N, 75° 59.282′ W. Marker is near North East, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on North East Beach Road, on the left when traveling west. This is to east (inland) of the Bird's Eye View plaque, which is also in this database. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North East MD 21901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bird’s Eye View (within shouting distance of this marker); Overlook of General Howe’s Landing (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sentinel on the Bay (approx. 2˝ miles away); Why Build a Lighthouse? (approx. 2˝ miles away); Welcome to Turkey Point! (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Enemy Returns (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cherry Grove (approx. 4 miles away); The Perryville Mule School (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North East.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.