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Coltons Point in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to St. Clements Island State Park

 
 
Welcome to St. Clements Island State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 26, 2022
1. Welcome to St. Clements Island State Park Marker
Inscription.  
A rich history. St. Clements Island State Park was the first landfall of settlers to Maryland in 1634. A Potomac River landmark for almost four centuries, it has been a thriving farm, a popular summer resort and a target for large guns. The island was also once a regular stop for Chesapeake steamboats running between Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Norfolk.

A scenic destination. Today St. Clements Island State Park is a peaceful, 60-acre island retreat managed by the Maryland Park Service. Its nature trails, historical markers and beautiful vistas are open to the public year-round from sunrise to sunset.
 
Erected by Commissioners of St. Mary's County; St. Mary's County Museum Division; Friends of the St. Clement's Island and Piney Point Museum; Children of the American Colonists; Destination Southern Maryland; Southern Maryland Heritage Area, Maryland Heritage Area Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1634.
 
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38° 12.861′ N, 76° 44.777′ W. Marker is in Coltons Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. The marker is on the grounds of St. Clement's Island State Park, which has no paved roads. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coltons Point MD 20626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Clement's Island State Park (a few steps from this marker); Maryland Began Here (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Stand of Trees (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ancestral Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Clement's Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Freedom to Worship (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blackistone Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Clement's Hundred (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coltons Point.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
Welcome to St. Clements Island State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 26, 2022
2. Welcome to St. Clements Island State Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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