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

“New Munster”

 
 
"New Munster" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
1. "New Munster" Marker
Inscription.  A tract of 6,000 acres laid out in 1683 by George Talbot (then surveyor-general of Maryland) for Edwin O’Dwire and 15 other Irishmen. Its northern boundary extended into what is now the State of Pennsylvania.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1683.
 
Location. 39° 41.927′ N, 75° 49.737′ W. Marker is near Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Telegraph Road (Maryland Route 273) and Big Elk Creek, on the left when traveling east on Telegraph Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton MD 21921, 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. Big Elk Chapel (approx. one mile away); Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away in Delaware); The Wedge (approx. 2.4 miles away in Delaware); a different marker also named The Wedge (approx. 2.7 miles away in Delaware); Rock Presbyterian Church
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(approx. 3 miles away); New London Avenue School (approx. 3.7 miles away in Delaware); Forgotten Heroes (approx. 3.7 miles away in Delaware); Vic Willis (approx. 3.8 miles away in Delaware). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
Also see . . .  Pennsylvania - Scotch-Irish Centre. Chapter From the 1915 book The Scotch-Irish in America by Henry Jones Ford discusses the New Munster Tract at length. (Submitted on July 20, 2007.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,688 times since then and 216 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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