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St. Leonard in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Settlements

 
 
Early Settlements Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
1. Early Settlements Marker
Inscription.  Town of St. Leonard was originally, in 1663, at mouth of St. Leonard Creek. By 1706, when chartered by Maryland General Assembly as a port of entry, it had been moved to head of creek near here. British forces burned its wharves and warehouses July 4, 1814. After 1900, town gradually shifted to its present location 3 miles north.
 
Erected by Calvert County Historical Society, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceMilitarySettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1814.
 
Location. 38° 26.996′ N, 76° 29.637′ W. Marker is in St. Leonard, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is at the intersection of Parran Road and Solomons Island Road (Maryland Route 2/4), on the right when traveling west on Parran Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Leonard MD 20685, 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. St. Leonard Creek (here, next to this marker); Brewhouse (here, next to this marker); St. Leonard Polling House and Garden of Remembrance
Town's Present Location image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
2. Town's Present Location
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Turning Point (approx. 1.6 miles away); The St. Leonard Polling House (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Garden of Remembrance (approx. 1.7 miles away); Preston on Patuxent (approx. 3.1 miles away); Veitch’s Cove (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Leonard.
 
Three Markers image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
3. Three Markers
The Early Settlements marker is one of three markers that stand next to each other at this intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,783 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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