St. Mary's City in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
(north face) Leonard Calvert, second son of George Calvert, first Baron of Baltimore and Anne, his wife, led the first colonists to Maryland November 22, 1633–March 3, 1634. Founded St. Mary’s March 27, 1634. Died June 9, 1647.
(south face) By his wisdom, justice, and fidelity he fostered the infancy of the Colony, guided it through great perils, and dying left it at peace. The descendants and successors of the men he governed here record their grateful recognition of his virtues. November MDCCCXC.
(east face) Erected on the site of the Old Mulberry Tree, under which the first colonists of Maryland assembled to establish a government where the persecuted and oppressed of every creed and of every clime might repose in peace and security, adore their common God and enjoy the priceless blessings of civil and religious liberty.
Erected 1890 by the State of Maryland.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Saint Mary's City series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 3, 1634.
Location. 38° 11.238′ N, 76° 26.127′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Trinity Church Road near Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5). It is at the Trinity Episcopal Church cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47477 Trinity Church Road, Saint Marys City MD 20686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Entrance to First State House of Maryland (a few steps from this marker); Here Lyeth The Body (a few steps from this marker); Trinity Church, St. Mary’s Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); The First State House of Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Entrance to First State House of Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); John Llewellyn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landing of the Ark and the DoveLaura Maryland Carpenter Blinn (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Allen Senior (within shouting distance of this marker); The St. Mary’s Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Mary's City.
Also see . . . Biographical Profile of Leonard Calvert. (Submitted on April 22, 2007.)
1. Descendant to Leonard Calvert
I am a descendant of Leonard Calvert. Two family members and myself will be making the trip to St. Mary's on June 24, 2009. We will be given a personal tour of St. Mary's by Peter Himmelheber, historian. We are looking forward to this visit with great anticipation. The monument to Leonard Calvert is beautiful and we simply can't wait to see it in person. Connie Calvert
Editor's Note: We're sure you'll enjoy your visit. If you'd like to share some pictures and information about Leonard Calvert you gathered on your trip, please don't hesitate to include it here.
— Submitted June 3, 2009, by Connie Calvert of Lexington, Kentucky.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,563 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.