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Trappe in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins

 
 
Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 12, 2005
1. Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins Marker
Inscription.  Leader of his people who was born a slave circa 1830; fought for Union in Civil War; originated annual Trappe Emancipation Day celebration, 1867, and headed it until his death in 1900. One of the founders of Scott‘s Methodist Church. Helped establish first “colored schools” at Trappe and Barber. Buried in old Paradise Cemetery on this site.
 
Erected by Scott's United Methodist Church, Trappe Bicentennial Committee and Talbot County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil RightsEducationWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 38° 39.112′ N, 76° 3.399′ W. Marker is in Trappe, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Gateway (U.S. 50) and Barber Road, on the right when traveling north on Ocean Gateway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trappe MD 21673, 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. “Compton” (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Hopkins
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Trappe High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home Run Baker Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); “Hole-in-the-Wall” (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old White Marsh Episcopal Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Robert Morris, Sr. (approx. 3.1 miles away); “The Wilderness” (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trappe.
 
Regarding Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins. Another Nathaniel Hopkins marker is located across US 50 and about 100 feet north on Main Street (MD 565).
 
Hopkins' Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, January 12, 2005
2. Hopkins' Headstone
Headstone is within a few feet of the historic marker.
Nathaniel Hopkins' Original Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, January 20, 2018
3. Nathaniel Hopkins' Original Headstone

To my Father
Nathaniel Hopkins.
Born 1834.
Died Feb. 22, 1900
A soldier in the Civil War
and originator of
Emancipation parade in
Trappe.

The broken, worn headstones of Nathaniel and Sarah Hopkins were cleaned and replaced in the Old Paradise Cemetery in 2014.
Sarah Hopkins' Original Headstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, January 20, 2018
4. Sarah Hopkins' Original Headstone

Caroline Hopkins
Born 1867.
Died
Mar. 7, 1912

James Dawson of Unicorn Bookshop notes that Caroline Hopkins' birth date is incorrectly stated both on this stone and on the Bicentennial Committee marker. It was June 20, 1820 not 1867.
Three Headstones in the Old Paradise Cemetery in Trappe. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, January 20, 2018
5. Three Headstones in the Old Paradise Cemetery in Trappe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,945 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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