Elkton in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Elkton, Wedding Capital of the East
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 39° 36.498′ N, 75° 49.706′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on East Main Street near across from Cecil County Court House, on the right. Touch for map. The marker is parallel to the street directly in front of the chapel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 E. Main St., Elkton MD 21921, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mitchell House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Elkton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fighting Back (about 400 feet War in the Chesapeake (about 400 feet away); "O! say can you see..." (about 400 feet away); “Partridge Hill” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cecil County Doughboy Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Holly Hall (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
Also see . . . Elkton, Marry-land. 2002 Washington Post article by Marshall S. Berdan. “In those days, the train and bus stations were staked out by aggressive cabbies, who scoured arrivals for those tell-tale sheepish looks, and then pounced with offers for special ‘package deals.’ ” (Submitted on August 1, 2007.)
1. Restoration of Elkton Wedding Chapel
I am the youngest daughter of Steve Psomas. I was born in the U.S.A and grew up in Elkton. I graduated from Elkton High School in 1985. My father and mother came to the United States in 1966 from Greece. We lived at 467 Bow Street, Elkton Md.
The restoration of the stone work of Elkton Wedding Chapel was done by my father. I'm sorry I don't remember the date. It was some time in the 80's. I remember he had his sign hanging on the front of the chapel and couples used to call our home asking my father to marry them.
My father was a general contractor in Elkton. He did a lot restoration of stone homes. He was born in Andros, Greece. My parents and I have been living in Greece for over the past twenty-five years. He died on December 6, 2009.
I hope that you would like to mention his name. The Chapel will stand for years and years to come due to his craftsmanship.
Editor's Note: Thank you for sharing a bit of history about the Elkton Wedding Chapel and your father's role in restoring it.
— Submitted April 29, 2010, by Ellen Psomas of Almiropotamos, Evia, Greece.
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