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Near Ocean City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Genesar"

Also "Genzar," "Genessar," "Genezir" and "Genezer"

 
 
"Genesar" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
1. "Genesar" Marker
Inscription.  2,200 acres "lying on the sea board side of Boquetonorton (Poqadenorton) Hundred" patented May 10, 1676, to Col. William Stevens, and on January 10, 1679, to Charles Ratcliffe. Brick house believed built in 1732 by May. John Purnell. During the Revolution, Zadok Purnell was authorized to build a battery near here to repel possible attacks from British ships in Sinepuxent Bay.
 
Erected by Maryland Bicentennial Commission & Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1692.
 
Location. 38° 14.053′ N, 75° 11.334′ W. Marker is near Ocean City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on South Point Road, 0.2 miles south of Knoll Hill Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean City MD 21842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swindler Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rackliffe Plantation Milk House
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); Caring for the Bay (approx. 2.1 miles away); You're looking out over… A Productive Nursery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sheltered Waters (approx. 2.1 miles away); Berlin / Snow Hill / Wallops Flight Facility / Chincoteague (approx. 2.1 miles away); Treasures from the Past (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Wild Ponies (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
Lane leading to house. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
2. Lane leading to house.
Grave of William Stevens in Rehoboth Church Cemetery, Somerset County, MD image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
3. Grave of William Stevens in Rehoboth Church Cemetery, Somerset County, MD
Here lyeth the body of William Stevens, Esq. who departed this life the 23 of December 1687 Age 57 years He was 22 years Judge of this County Court, one of His Lordships Council, and one of ye Deputy Lieutenants of this Province of Maryland VIVII POST FVNERA VIRIVS Recut 1886
Gravestone of William Stevens image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, November 23, 2007
4. Gravestone of William Stevens
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,812 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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