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

Wright’s Chance

 
 
Wright's Chance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
1. Wright's Chance Marker
Inscription.  
Early plantation house with original paneling.

Listed as an “old dwelling” in a 1744 resurvey of “Smith’s Forrest,” patented 1681.

Moved 1964 by the Queen Anne’s County Historical Society to present site, part of “Chesterfield”, upon which the Town of Centre-ville was founded.
 
Erected by Queen Anne’s County Garden Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 2.633′ N, 76° 3.933′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Maryland Route 213 south of Water Street, on the right when traveling north. 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. William Harper, Sr. Houses (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Wright's Chance (a few steps from this marker); Centrally Located (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucker House (within shouting distance
Queen Anne's County Marker at site. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
2. Queen Anne's County Marker at site.
Wright's Chance. Wright's Chance was moved to this location in 1964 from its original site 6 miles east of town. Unlike the large brick plantation houses that have survived, this type of frame structure was much more common during the Colonial period. The house dates from the mid to late-18th century and is one room deep and two rooms wide with a central passageway. Living space in the upper story was expanded by the use of a grambel roof. The beautiful interior wood paneling and large fireplaces mark the house as belonging to a gentleman of means. Wrights Chance is owned by the Queen Anne's County Historical Society.
of this marker); Centreville National Bank of Maryland (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Brass Pin (about 300 feet away); Queen Anne's County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Site of Goldsborough House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
 
Wright's Chance image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 19, 2007
3. Wright's Chance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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