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Chestertown in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chestertown, Maryland

 
 
Chestertown, Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, October 18, 2007
1. Chestertown, Maryland Marker
Inscription.  County seat of Kent County. Established in 1706. Situated on the most traveled highway between south and north during the revolutionary period. George Washington made eight known visits here between 1756 and 1793. Rich in Colonial History.
 
Erected 1932 by The Citizens of Chestertown.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1706.
 
Location. 39° 12.546′ N, 76° 3.978′ W. Marker is in Chestertown, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Cross Street (Maryland Route 289), on the left when traveling south on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chestertown MD 21690, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From This Point (here, next to this marker); Desert Storm Memorial
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(here, next to this marker); Revolutionary Cannon (here, next to this marker); This Monument Honors the Area Veterans (a few steps from this marker); In This Church (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of More Than 400 Prominent United States Colored Troops from Kent County (a few steps from this marker); Chestertown Vol. Fire Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); White & Black, Blue & Gray (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chestertown.
 
Chestertown, Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, January 10, 2022
2. Chestertown, Maryland Marker
Chestertown, Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, July 26, 2011
3. Chestertown, Maryland Marker
Monument Row image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, October 18, 2007
4. Monument Row
Chestertown monuments honoring all wars.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,746 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   4. submitted on October 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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