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

Port Tobacco

 
 
Port Tobacco image. Click for full size.
By Richard White, April 21, 2007
1. Port Tobacco
Inscription.  The Indian village of Potobac, visited in 1608 by Capt. John Smith, occupied this site. County Seat of Charles County, 1658 - 1895. Washington visited here frequently. Site of St. Columba Lodge No. 11 A. F.& A. M., chartered April 18, 1793.
 
Erected 1932 by the St. Columba Lodge No. 150 A.F & A.M. Replaced and relocated 1976.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 38° 30.806′ N, 77° 1.54′ W. Marker is near Port Tobacco, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Maryland Route 6. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Tobacco MD 20677, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port Tobacco Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); On to Yorktown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Port Tobacco Commerce (approx. 0.3 miles away); Port Tobacco: Conspiracy & the Plot to Assassinate President Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Port Tobacco
Rebuilt and restored court house at Port Tobacco image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 28, 2007
2. Rebuilt and restored court house at Port Tobacco
(approx. 0.3 miles away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Columba Masonic Lodge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Tobacco.
 
More about this marker. A. F. & A. M. stands for “Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Port Tobacco Historic District, Maryland's Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
2. Port Tobacco Historic District, Maryland's National Register Properties. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Historic Port Tobacco Village, which is one mile west of marker. image. Click for full size.
National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, March 14, 2015
3. Historic Port Tobacco Village, which is one mile west of marker.
 
More. Search the internet for Port Tobacco.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2007, by Richard White of La Plata, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,970 times since then and 82 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on April 21, 2007, by Richard White of La Plata, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   3. submitted on January 17, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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