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Millersville in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Widow Ramsey’s Tavern

 
 
Widow Ramsey’s Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 29, 2002
1. Widow Ramsey’s Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Near here was junction of old Baltimore-Annapolis Road (“Generals Highway”) and a road laid out by Charles Carroll from Doughoregan Manor. On the south side of Severn Run stood Widow Ramsey’s where George Washington breakfasted June 7, 1773, and again on May 6, 1775, as he traveled north to take command of the revolutionary forces.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraMilitaryPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1877.
 
Location. 39° 4.806′ N, 76° 37.592′ W. Marker is in Millersville, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Veterans Highway, half a mile south of Benfield Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millersville MD 21108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shipley's Choice (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Shipley’s Choice (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Shipley’s Choice (approx. 1.1 miles away); Governor William Stone
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); The Severn Crossroads Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Stage-Coach Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Charles W. Baldwin Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millersville.
 
More about this marker. A Shipley’s Choice marker is co-located with this marker. A second identical Shipley’s Choice marker is located about 0.2 miles north and on the opposite side of Veterans Highway. A third Shipley’s Choice marker located on Benfield Boulevard has slightly different text.
 
Widow Ramsey's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 29, 2002
2. Widow Ramsey's Tavern Marker
The Widow Ramsey's Tavern marker is next to one of three markers in Millersville titled "Shipley's Choice".
Missing Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, February 16, 2010
3. Missing Markers
Both markers were apparently broken off their poles by a snow removal truck after the Blizzard of 2010 that struck central Maryland in February with 50 inches of snow over 5 days. The poles are to the right just sticking above the plowed snow.
Markers in the Snow image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, February 16, 2010
4. Markers in the Snow
The two markers off their poles and atop the plowed snow. The Shipley's Choice marker is closest in this view, with the Widow Ramsey's Tavern marker behind it. Both markers have now been removed from the site, including the broken bases that were still attached to the poles, presumably for repair.
Widow Ramsey’s Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, July 13, 2010
5. Widow Ramsey’s Tavern Marker
Markers repaired and back on their poles by July 13, 2010.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,226 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 24, 2015, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 9, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2010, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on August 29, 2010, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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