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

Oaksville Ball Park

Established 1949

 
 
Oaksville Ball Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
1. Oaksville Ball Park Marker
Inscription.  One of the few surviving African American sandlot baseball fields. Home of the Oaksville Eagles, created ca. 1910. A community baseball club that toured neighboring states, Playing against Negro League teams in the era before desegregation. After the integration of baseball, the Eagles were the only African American team in the Eastern Shore Baseball League. They continued playing until 1978, at one time holding a 48 game winning streak.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 38° 11.302′ N, 75° 37.655′ W. Marker is near Princess Anne, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is at the intersection of Perryhawkin Road and Sam Bowland Road, on the right when traveling east on Perryhawkin Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32405 Perryhawkin Rd, Princess Anne MD 21853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of God (approx. 3.3 miles away); University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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(approx. 3.7 miles away); Historic Boxwood Gardens (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named University of Maryland Eastern Shore (approx. 3.7 miles away); Somerset County Circuit Courthouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Princess Anne Town (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cultural Treasures (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princess Anne.
 
Additional keywords. Jim Crow South
 
Oaksville Ball Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
2. Oaksville Ball Park Marker
Sign on the grounds of the ball park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
3. Sign on the grounds of the ball park
Oaksville Community Club, Inc.
Home of
The Oaksville
Eagles
Established July 9th, 1949
 
 
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 530 times since then and 226 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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