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

St. Clement's Hundred

 
 
St. Clement's Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 26, 2022
1. St. Clement's Hundred Marker
Inscription.  
This sycamore is the first of 500 new trees to be planted on this "precious spot of land" over the next few years. On October 3, 1993 the Honorable Louis L. Goldstein, Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Maryland, planted this tree on behalf of all Marylanders.

It is dedicated to our fellow Optimist and local historian Edwin W. Beitzell who on September 24, 1972 wrote about St. Clement's Island "the great virgin forests that Father Andrew White admired have disappeared with little or no thought of perpetuating a few trees for future generations.

In the fall of 1993 a group called St. Clement's Hundred did "heed his call"
 
Erected by The Optimist Club of the Seventh District, St. Mary's County, Maryland.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraHorticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is September 24, 1972.
 
Location. 38° 12.512′ N, 76° 44.608′ W. Marker is in Coltons Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. The
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marker is on St. Clement's Island 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancestral Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom to Worship (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trade Expands (about 400 feet away); Blackistone Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Blackistone Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Blackistone Lighthouse (about 500 feet away); Blackistone Lighthouse Bell Tower (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coltons Point.
 
St. Clement's Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 26, 2022
2. St. Clement's Hundred Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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