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Denton in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Caroline Court House

 
 
Caroline Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. Caroline Court House Marker
Inscription.  
Caroline County-established, 1773, from parts of Queen Anne's and Dorchester Counties — held its early courts at seven different locations until 1797 when its first courthouse was built on this site, once known as Pig Point.

The 1895 replacement was renovated and extensively added to, 1966. The courthouse was purchased 1791 for 120 shillings.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsPolitical Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1773.
 
Location. 38° 53.199′ N, 75° 49.977′ W. Marker is in Denton, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is on Market Street near Between 1st and 2nd Streets, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denton MD 21629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On this spot Sept. 5, 1938 stood Franklin Delano Roosevelt (a few steps from this marker); President Roosevelt's Speech (a few steps from this marker); Revolution or Fraud? (within shouting distance
Caroline County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
2. Caroline County Courthouse
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of this marker); Caroline Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Wars of World Conflict (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wilkes Booth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maryland's Eastern Shore (about 300 feet away); Two Neighbors * Two Governors * Two States (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
 
Caroline County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 19, 2018
3. Caroline County Court House
Caroline County<br>Court House<br>Erected 1895 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 19, 2018
4. Caroline County
Court House
Erected 1895
Rebuilt with annexes added 1965
Through the efforts of:
The Board of County Commissioners
Of Caroline County
John W. Eveland, President
Russel H. Wright, Member
Homer O Schmidt, Member
Wilbert L. Merriken, Attorney
Rachel Collison, Clerk
And
Honorable Harry R. Hughes,
Senator for Caroline County
Honorable Orland B. Blades,
Member House of Delegates
Honorable James A. Wise
Member House of Delegates
Walton and Madden Architects
Field construction Company, Contractor
Plaque inside the Caroline County Courthouse
Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 19, 2018
5. Dedication
This Court House
Is Dedicated to
The Memory of
Those Brave Sons
Of Caroline County
Who have Served
Their Country in
All Wars.
November 11, 1968
Plaque inside Caroline County Courthouse
Flag and Seal of Caroline County image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 19, 2018
6. Flag and Seal of Caroline County
The Cupola image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 19, 2018
7. The Cupola
The Great Seal of Caroline County in Maryland, 1773 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 19, 2018
8. The Great Seal of Caroline County in Maryland, 1773
Terra Dulcis Vivendum
(The Land of Pleasant Living)
on the pediment of the County Court House
The Weathervane image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 19, 2018
9. The Weathervane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,495 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7, 8, 9. submitted on February 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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