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

Peter Harrington

Revolutionary Officer, founder of Greensboro

 
 
Peter Harrington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. Peter Harrington Marker
Inscription.  Son of Nathan Harrington and grandson of Peter Rich, early landowners here. He served in 1778 as 2nd Lieutenant, 28th Battalion of Militia, Caroline County. In 1783, he successfully laid out town on tract called Ingram's Desire (efforts to sell lots beside Choptank Bridge in 1732 having failed). He built brick house, church and Bernard Avenues, 1786-1789. After his death in 1814, he was buried in this yard which he had donated for Methodist Meeting House in 1789. Nearby are graves of his younger son Alexander and daughter Mary.
 
Erected by Maryland Bicentennial Commission & Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
Location. 38° 58.563′ N, 75° 48.26′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Md 480 Main Street and Cedar Lane, on the right when traveling south on Md 480 Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro MD 21639, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Letter to Lincoln (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goldsborough House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Choptank River Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greensboro (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saulsbury House - Fifer Hospital - Ridgely House (approx. 4.7 miles away); Town of Ridgely Flag (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Drinking Fountain (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ridgely Memorial Park (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Grave of Peter Harrington image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
2. Grave of Peter Harrington
Peter Harrington Early Methodist Founder of Greensboro
Other Harrington graves in cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
3. Other Harrington graves in cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,305 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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