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Near Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Stone

 
 
Thomas Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, August 20, 2006
1. Thomas Stone Marker
Inscription. Born 1744–Died 1787. Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Member of Congress 1775-1784. One time its presiding officer. He lies buried at his home “Haber de Venture” one mile south.
 
Erected 1932 by Members of the Bar of Charles County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 38° 32.965′ N, 77° 2.363′ W. Marker is near Port Tobacco, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Ropse Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on Hawthorne Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Tobacco MD 20677, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Thomas Stone (approx. 1.3 miles away); “The Monastery” (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rose Hill
Wide View of Thomas Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, March 18, 2007
2. Wide View of Thomas Stone Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Rose Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Myrtle Grove Game Refuge (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Tobacco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Colonial Hall (Thomas Stone). (Submitted on May 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Thomas Stone National Historic Site. (Submitted on May 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
Haber de Venture (Home of Thomas Stone) image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, August 20, 2006
3. Haber de Venture (Home of Thomas Stone)
Gravesite Marker at Haber de Venture image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, circa 2006
4. Gravesite Marker at Haber de Venture
Thomas Stone
1743 - 1787
Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Member of Congress
Placed by the Maryland State Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
July 4, 1978
The Honorable Thomas Stone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
5. The Honorable Thomas Stone
This 1785 portrait of Thomas Stone by Robert Edge Pine hangs in the Museum of the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, Maryland.

“Thomas Stone (1743-1787), one of Maryland's four signers of the Declaration of Independence, was born to a prominent family in Charles County. After studying law in Annapolis, he established his practice in Frederick. When tensions with England developed, he initially wanted to negotiate diplomatically to avoid war. Over time, Stone came to see the necessity of American independence and served in the Maryland Senate from 1779 to 1784. His wife's ill-health began in 1776 and eventually led him to retire from much of public life.” — Maryland Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,855 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   4. submitted on March 6, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.   5. submitted on November 7, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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