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

William Penn

 
 
William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 31, 2003
1. William Penn Marker
Inscription.  Visited his Quaker friend William Richardson near this spot after the conference at Col. Thomas Tailler’s December 13, 1682. Lord Baltimore and the members of his Council accompanied him to this place.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 13, 1672.
 
Location. 38° 51.403′ N, 76° 35.183′ W. Marker is in West River, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Owensville Road (Maryland Route 255) 1.4 miles east of Solomon's Island Road (Maryland Route 2). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West River MD 20778, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overlooking West River (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Quaker Burying Ground (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of First Quaker Regional Gathering (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named William Penn
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); Rawlings’ Tavern (approx. 1.9 miles away); “Larkins Hills” (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named William Penn (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West River.
 
Wide angle shot of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
2. Wide angle shot of the marker
Current house adjacent to the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
3. Current house adjacent to the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,879 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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