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

Gerry House

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
1. Gerry House Marker
Inscription. Built 1813, probably by Daniel Megredy. Lafayette was entertained here in 1824. Later owned by Cornelius Smith (1792–1858), farmer and philanthropist who financed road construction to create jobs for the unemployed and aided public education in Port Deposit. Smith willed house in 1858 to his stepgrandson, Lucius A. C. Gerry, who saw action in the Civil War as Artillery Officer in Capt. Alonzo Snow’s Battery B.
 
Erected by Port Deposit Heritage, Inc. and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 36.274′ N, 76° 6.896′ W. Marker is in Port Deposit, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles south of Center Street (Maryland Route 276), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Deposit MD 21904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On Alert (within shouting distance of this marker); Snow's Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Snow’s Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); John A. J. Creswell (within shouting distance of this marker); Adams Hall
Gerry House Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Gerry House Marker
(about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bainbridge Naval Training Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Deposit.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Port Deposit’s Historic Walking Tour. (Submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Gerry House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 17, 2007
3. Gerry House and Marker
Gerry House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
4. Gerry House and Marker
Gerry House Detail image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
5. Gerry House Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,729 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 16, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 18, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on December 16, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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