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Centreville in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Queen Anne’s County

 
 
Queen Anne’s County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
1. Queen Anne’s County Marker
Inscription.  
In 1631 William Claiborne established the first settlement in Maryland. A fort and trading post on Kent Island, the westernmost part of Queen Anne's County.

On April 18, 1706, during the reign of Queen Anne, the County received its name from the Colonial House of Delegates to which it sent its first delegate on September 12, 1708.

The county seat, first located in Queenstown, was moved to Centreville circa 1784.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1791.
 
Location. 39° 2.7′ N, 76° 3.923′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on the courthouse lawn under the statue of Queen Anne, Rt 213, Centerville. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville MD 21617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Short History of Centreville (a few steps from this marker); Honor • Valor • WWI • WWII • Korea • Vietnam (a few steps from this marker); Queen Anne's County Courthouse (a few steps
This Statue was unveiled.... image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
2. This Statue was unveiled....
This statue was unveiled and dedicated on June 18, 1977 by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of England, in the presence of a distinguished company of officials and citizens of the state, the nation and from overseas.
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from this marker); a different marker also named The Queen Anne's County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Command Central (within shouting distance of this marker); The Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brass Pin (within shouting distance of this marker); Centreville National Bank of Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
 
Commissioners of Queen Anne's County image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
3. Commissioners of Queen Anne's County
Leonard E. Smith - President; Julius Grollman; John M. Ashley Jr.; George W. Aldrige, Jr. - Administrator;
Judge of the Circuit Court - B. Hackett Turner Jr.
Commissioners of Centreville: William H. Tolson - President; Daniel T. Cannon; F. Dudley Benton
Sculptor of the Statue -- Elizabeth Gordon Chandler
Queen Anne (1665–1714) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
4. Queen Anne (1665–1714)
1977 bronze by Elisabeth Gordon Chandler (1913–2006) is 5¾ feet high on a 2 foot base. Other plaque reads, “This statue was unveiled and dedicated by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of England, in the presence of a distinguished company of officials and citizens of the state, the nation and from overseas.” Queen Anne is sitting in a Queen Anne chair.
Detail of the face of the Queen Anne statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
5. Detail of the face of the Queen Anne statue
Elizabeth Gordon Chandler's Signature, 1977 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
6. Elizabeth Gordon Chandler's Signature, 1977
Queen Anne's County Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
7. Queen Anne's County Court House
Detail on the Queen Anne statue - a puppy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
8. Detail on the Queen Anne statue - a puppy
A puppy sleeps under Queen Anne's Queen Anne Chair.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,655 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   8. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 25, 2022