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Near Warwick in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Worsell Mannor”

1000 Acres

 
 
“Worsell Mannor” Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 6, 2007
1. “Worsell Mannor” Marker
Inscription.  Patented 5th June, 1685, to Major Peter Sayer, a prominent Catholic. Later acquired by the Heath Family. On 14th May, 1773, George Washington “din’d and lodg’d at Mr. DL. Heath’s” taking his stepson Jackie Custis to King’s College, N.Y. (Columbia University). Gov. Eden accompanied them to Philadelphia to attend the races.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists.
 
Location. 39° 24.437′ N, 75° 49.699′ W. Marker is near Warwick, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of Cecilton-Warwick Road (Maryland Route 282) and Worsell Manor Road on Cecilton-Warwick Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warwick MD 21912, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Anchorage (approx. 2 miles away); Founded on Friendship
Worsell Mannor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 17, 2013
2. Worsell Mannor Marker
This marker is very faded and was reported to the state agency that takes care of these markers by the new owners of Worsell Manor. The agency was very enthusiastic about restoring the marker to its original condition,... hopefully that will start soon.
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Colonists' Wrought Iron Cross (approx. 2.4 miles away); St. Francis Xavier Church (approx. 2½ miles away); Greenfield (approx. 2.6 miles away); George Washington (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named St. Francis Xavier Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); James Rumsey (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warwick.
 
Additional comments.
1. Under Renovation:
Worsell Manor was here before the house was built, it was the name given to the land grant...the house was built later. The house is currently under a massive renovation. I had the pleasure of consulting with the new owner about the refurbishing of the ancient door locks and hardware, and was given a brief tour. The house is a center hallway design with 4 angled fireplaces, and an awesome entryway and staircase. Purchase of the staircase was purportedly offered by Winterthur Museum in Delaware. [the new owners decided they would rather keep it though]- Stop back to this marker page for future photos as I will post them as I take them. The future of Worsell Manor
Worsell Manor still occupied as a residence. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 14, 2007
3. Worsell Manor still occupied as a residence.
(Mannor) is that of a destination venue. The barn which has "silo's with character" is also getting a facelift and will be getting a new roof in the next few weeks.
    — Submitted May 18, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
 
Worsell Manor House image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 17, 2013
4. Worsell Manor House
This house is currently under massive renovation.
Worsell Manor House c. 1900 image. Click for full size.
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5. Worsell Manor House c. 1900
Worsell Mannor Barn and Silo's image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 17, 2013
6. Worsell Mannor Barn and Silo's
Note the roof on the barn...soon it will be new
Worsell Mannor Door Lock image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 17, 2013
7. Worsell Mannor Door Lock
I removed this lock from the front door (you are looking at its inside); the lock and hardware are from the late 1700's to the early 1800's -- A complete refurbish of this lock is planned, as well as the fitting of a key to operate it.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,575 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on May 18, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on July 6, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 18, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 18, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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