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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.
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Grave of Peter Harrington image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
2. Grave of Peter Harrington
Peter Harrington Early Methodist Founder of Greensboro
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within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greensboro (here, next to this marker); Letter to Lincoln (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Goldsborough House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Greensboro (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of Judge Thomas White (approx. 5.1 miles away in Delaware); Neck Meeting House Native Garden (approx. 6.2 miles away); Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Neck Meeting House (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Other Harrington graves in cemetery. image. Click for full size.
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 2,010 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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