“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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.  Attended a meeting of the Friends (Quakers) at Thomas Hooker’s December 1682 on this tract called “Brownton” (patented in 1652 for 660 acres). Penn sailed from here across the Bay to the Choptank River to a General Meeting of the Friends.
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1682.
Location. 38° 50.639′ N, 76° 32.618′ W. Marker is in West River, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Galesville Road, 0.8 miles east of Muddy Creek Road (Maryland Route 468). 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 walking distance of this marker. Carrie Weedon House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Galesville (about 500 feet away); Where Land Meets Water (about 500 feet away); Native Plants (about 500
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feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Valuable Wetlands (about 600 feet away); Steamboat Landing (about 600 feet away); Women of Hartge Yacht Yard (1934-2006) (approx. 0.4 miles away).
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 2,295 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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