Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gov. Charles Goldsborough
Governor Charles Goldsborough of Shoal Creek died December 13, 1834. He was the son of Charles and Anna Maria Tilghman Goldsborough.
A Congressman from Maryland, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1790. He became a member of the State Legislature and Senate, and in 1804 he was elected as a Federalist to the 9th and five succeeding United States Congresses. He was one of three Maryland Congressmen to vote against the declaration of war in 1812. On Dec. 14, 1818, the Federalist legislature elected him Governor, 1818-1819. One of the principle accomplishments of his administration was the building of roads to connect Maryland with the West. Another serious question was the democratization of the state government. Up to this time, Maryland had been Federalist, but the Republicans had been growing steadily in strength. In the election of Oct. 4, 1819 the Republicans won a majority in the legislature, forcing Goldsborough to retire from public life to his estate, Shoal Creek, where he remained until his death in 1834.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics War of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is December 13, 1834.
Location. 38° 34.345′ N, 76° 4.587′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker can be reached from Church Street just north of Church Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Church St, Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patriot Col. Robert Harrison (a few steps from this marker); Patriot Maj. Francis Turpin (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary Statesman Robert Goldsborough (a few steps from this marker); Patriot Nathan Griffin (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary Statesman Henry Steele (a few steps from this marker); Governor John Henry (a few steps from this marker); Christ P. E. Church (a few steps from this marker); Patriot Richard Pattison (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
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