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Church Creek in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Treaty Oak

 
 
Treaty Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 28, 2011
1. Treaty Oak Marker
Inscription.  Under this tree the early settlers and Indians of the Choptank tribe conferred in the purchase of this section. An Indian princess is supposed to have negotiated this sale for which the red men received four guns , a few gunning coats and some ammunition. Near this tree an Indian trail led to the creek.
 
Erected 1932 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 38° 30.282′ N, 76° 9.002′ W. Marker is in Church Creek, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Taylors Island Road (Maryland Route 16) 0.2 miles east of Church Creek-Golden Hill Road (Maryland Route 331), on the right when traveling west. Marker is in front of the White Haven United Methodist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Church Creek MD 21622, 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. Finding Freedom (approx. ¼ mile away);
Treaty Oak image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby
2. Treaty Oak
Photo copied from Besley, Fred W. 1956. Big Tree Champions of Maryland. p. 53.
Walk the Old Trinity Heritage Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Trinity P.E. Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Anna Ella Carroll (approx. one mile away); Malone's Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Stanley Institute (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named “Stanley Institute” (approx. 3.8 miles away); Gethsemane Methodist Protestant Church (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Treaty Oak. From Colby Rucker's report on Great Eastern Trees, Past and Present (http://www.nativetreesociety.org/ bigtree/great_eastern_trees.htm): Treaty Oak. White oak. Reputed to be nearly 400 years old, site of Indian treaty. Near state road, Church Creek, Dorchester County. Died 1957. ref.: Besley, Fred W. 1956. Big Tree Champions of Maryland. pp. 51, 53 (photo).
 
New Treaty Oak? image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
3. New Treaty Oak?
This tree grows behind the marker in front of the White Haven United Methodist Church. The oak tree referenced in the marker died in 1957.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,515 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 5, 2011, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 5, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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