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 Conowingo Road (U.S. 1) east of Arbor Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1769 Conowingo Road, Rising Sun MD 21911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. A Susquehannock Indian Fort (approx. 3½ miles away); Bald Friar Ford & Ferry (approx. 3½ miles away); 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
— Submitted February 1, 2013, by Jim Sherer of Lexington, Texas.
Additional keywords. Richard's Oak
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,202 times since then and 164 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.