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

Brookland

Land Grant by Lord Baltimore, 1732

 
 
Brookland Land Grant by Lord Baltimore 1732 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
1. Brookland Land Grant by Lord Baltimore 1732 Marker
Inscription. To present log wing, believed built in 1735, George Gale added fieldstone section c. 1781. Further additions to house were made in 19th century. Gale, born in Somerset County in 1756, served in Continental Army during Revolutionary War. Was member of Maryland Convention which ratified Federal Constitution (1788) and was elected to first U. S. Congress (1789). He died here in 1815, is buried nearby at St. Markís Church.
 
Erected by Perryville Bicentennial Committee and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 34.996′ N, 76° 4.339′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Markís Church Road and Beacon Point Drive on St. Markís Church Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryville MD 21903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revered Son (approx. 1.8 miles away); Perryville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rodgers Tavern (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Post Road: Lower Susquehanna Ferry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Count de Rochambeauís Troops (approx. 1.9 miles away);
Brookland image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
2. Brookland
This is the original log portion of the dwelling.
The Principio Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); Striking a Blow (approx. 2.1 miles away); Nineteenth Century Travel (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perryville.
 
Additional comments.
1. Brookland
This home is owned by my former father-in-law, Lester Roane. My memories of this home, are from the years around 1983-1987. I remember the spiral staircase, coming down to the living room on one side and the other to the kitchen area. I was always told that the slave chains are still attached to the cellar walls, however I never went down there. Its architectural beauty inside is a work of art, which combined with the history is a time and place in my life, which I will always remember.

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest in the Historical Marker database, and for sharing a bit of history about Brookland. If you were to find some historical photographs of the house in your family records, we'd be glad to host them here.
    — Submitted August 18, 2010, by Steven Beaver of Floyd, Virginia.

 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Brookland image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
3. Brookland
House is still occupied as a private residence.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 13, 2007
4. St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Cemetery
Gravestone of George Gale (1756–1815) image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 13, 2007
5. Gravestone of George Gale (1756–1815)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,568 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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