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Betterton in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crew’s Landing

 
 
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Inscription.  In 1715 Edward Crew leased Fish Hall (Fishall Pattent 1664) for 11 years at the yearly rate of one ear of corn. Crew purchased 60 of the original 225 acres for 3000 lbs. of tobacco in 1726 and the remaining 165 acres in 1728. Fish Hall later became known as Crew’s Landing. It was condemned on April 18, 1866 for a public landing. The County Commissioners paid the Crew family $78.43.
 
Erected by Kent County Commissioners Miller, Rasin, Harris and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 22.239′ N, 76° 3.813′ W. Marker is in Betterton, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on Ericesson Avenue 0.1 miles from Main Street, on the right. Marker is in Betterton Beach Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Betterton MD 21610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Crew’s Landing (here, next to this marker); Mary Roe Walkup Pavilion (a few
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steps from this marker); Betterton (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazelmore (approx. 3.1 miles away); Maryland’s First Women Voters (approx. 3.2 miles away); Welcome to the Kent Museum (approx. 4.3 miles away); Agricultural Demonstration Area / Historic Tree Grove (approx. 4.3 miles away); Captain John Smith on the Sassafras River (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Betterton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 6 times since then. Last updated on February 17, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 4, 2021