“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Trappe in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


"Compton" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. "Compton" Marker
Inscription.  Patented 1664 to James Elvard. Acquired by William Stevens before 1700. His grandson Samuel Stevens, Jr. member of Legislature 1808 to 1820. Governor of Maryland 1822 to 1825. During his administration Jews were enfranchised. When Lafayette visited America 1824–1825 Governor Stevens met him at Fort McHenry, Baltimore.
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCivil RightsColonial EraForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1664.
Location. 38° 39.096′ N, 76° 3.435′ W. Marker is in Trappe, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Howell Point Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 50. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trappe MD 21673, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Hopkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Trappe High School
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Home Run Baker Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); “Hole-in-the-Wall” (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old White Marsh Episcopal Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Robert Morris, Sr. (approx. 3.1 miles away); “The Wilderness” (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trappe.
Compton image. Click for full size.
Michael O. Bourne - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, April 1973
2. Compton
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,719 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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