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Princess Anne in Somerset County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Somerset County

 
 
Somerset County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
1. Somerset County Marker
Inscription.  Create August 22, 1666, and named for Lady Mary Somerset, sister-in-law of Cecilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore. At its founding, Somerset included present-day Wicomico and Worcester Counties, and parts of Delaware and Virginia. The settlement of the lower Eastern Shore was a strategic achievement for Maryland proprietors as as it anchored loyal settlers in a region with territorial conflicts to the east on Delaware Bay and to the south on Eastern Shore of Virginia.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is August 22, 1666.
 
Location. 38° 12.533′ N, 75° 41.695′ W. Marker is in Princess Anne, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is on Somerset Avenue (Maryland Route 675) just south of Washington High School Back Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11916 Somerset Ave, Princess Anne MD 21853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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walking distance of this marker. Manokin Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Princess Anne Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Somerset County Circuit Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Teackle Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Samuel Chase (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Boxwood Gardens (approx. 0.4 miles away); University of Maryland Eastern Shore (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princess Anne.
 
Somerset County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
2. Somerset County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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