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

Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710)

(Patriarch of the Hollingsworth family in America)

 
 
Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
1. Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710) Marker
Inscription.  Valentine Hollingsworth and 2nd wife, Anne Calvert, came to this country in 1682 about the same time as William Penn. He was the father of 11 children and lived in northern Delaware in the area now called Brandywine Hundred.

Son Henry Hollingsworth (1658-1721) moved to Head of Elk (now Elkton) in 1711 and built a home on what is now the southwest corner of Bridge and Main Streets.

Zebulon Hollingsworth, Sr. (1692-1763) was the 3rd son of Henry and grandson of Valentine. By his 1st wife, Ann Mauldin, and 2nd wife, Mary Jacobs, he fathered eleven sons and two daughters. In 1735 Zebulon purchased this property at the fork of the Big and Little Elk Creeks known now as Elk Landing.

Zebulon Hollingsworth, Jr., great grandson of Valentine Hollingsworth, was born in 1735 and died in 1812 at Elk Landing. About 1800 he erected what is now known as the Hollingsworth House at Elk Landing. He commanded a company of Cecil County troops during the Revolution. He and his brothers were instrumental in founding St. Mary Anne’s Church in North East, MD. Zebulon Junior was one of 5 men appointed by the Maryland Legislature as commissioner to erect

Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
2. Valentine Hollingsworth (1632-1710) Marker
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a courthouse and jail in the county.

Hollingsworth Descendants owned this home until 1999 when the property was acquired by the Town of Elkton. In the year 2000, Elk Landing was leased for 99 years to The Historic Elk Landing Foundation, Inc.
 
Erected by Historic Elk Landing Foundaton, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1682.
 
Location. 39° 35.796′ N, 75° 50.405′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Landing Lane. This marker is located by the flower garden on the left side of the mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 590 Landing Lane, Elkton MD 21921, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hollingsworth House (within shouting distance of this marker); Carriage Steps (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Deibert and E. Deibert Bros. Barge Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War (within shouting distance of this marker); Strong Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); Native Americans in the 1600's (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone House

Hollingsworth Garden image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
3. Hollingsworth Garden
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Fort Hollingsworth (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
Hollingsworth House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
4. Hollingsworth House
Sign in front-Historic Elk Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, August 7, 2016
5. Sign in front-Historic Elk Landing
An Interpretive Living History Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 204 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 2, 2022