Near Conowingo in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Tree preserved 1922-1960 by Hytheham Club, Port Deposit. Restored 1965 by Historical Society of Cecil County.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 41.644′ N, 76° 6.487′ W. Marker is near Conowingo, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on U.S. 1 0.2 miles east of Love Run Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rising Sun MD 21911, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Nottingham Academy (approx. 2.4 miles away); This Tablet is in Commemoration (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named West Nottingham Academy (approx. 2.5 miles away); A Susquehannock Indian Fort (approx. 3.5 miles away); Bald Friar Ford & Ferry The Nottingham Lots (approx. 3.8 miles away); Parker Kidnapping & Rescue (approx. 4 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Proprietors of the Susquehanna Canal (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conowingo.
1. This marker
This marker was installed in 1966, to replace one destroyed by limbs falling from the tree in 1964.
— Submitted March 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
2. Richards Oak Tree
I was stationed at Bainbridge, Md. in the fall of 1973 when I was driving the country side in Maryland when I came upon this historical marker and Richards Oak. I was so amazed at it's massive size, I called my parents back in Bloomington, Illinois and told them about it. They came out for a visit at thanksgiving and I took them to see the historic tree. They were also amazed. We took 3 pennies and placed them in the crack and agreed to come back in 10 years to see if they were still there, well we never made it back. I personally wrote to the mayor
— Submitted February 1, 2013, by Jim Sherer of Lexington, Texas.
Additional keywords. Richard's Oak
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Notable Persons • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,721 times since then and 258 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 3. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.