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Coltons Point in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Clement's Island

 
 
St. Clement's Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 12, 2009
1. St. Clement's Island Marker
Inscription. To this island in March 1634, Governor Leonard Calvert and the first Maryland colonists came in the vessels Ark and Dove. Here they took possession of the Province of Maryland, erected a cross of Maryland wood and celebrated the Holy Sacrifice. Here they first brought to the new world those principles of religious liberty which have been the chief glory of this state.
 
Erected 1934 by State of Maryland.
 
Location. 38° 12.509′ N, 76° 44.66′ W. Marker is in Coltons Point, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Point Breeze Road 0.2 miles from Colton Point Road (Maryland Route 242). Touch for map. Marker is on St. Clements Island which is only accessibly by boat. A ferry operates on weekends from the St. Clement's Island Museum on Point Breeze Road. Marker is in this post office area: Coltons Point MD 20626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "With a laudable and pious zeal..." (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to St. Clement's Island (within shouting distance of this marker); A Target for Big Guns (within shouting distance of this marker); Blackistone Island Lighthouse
St. Clement's Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 12, 2009
2. St. Clement's Island Marker
Marker is affixed to the base of the cross.
(within shouting distance of this marker); "...one of the pleasantest summer resorts on the Potomac" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Shrinking Island (about 600 feet away); Maryland Began Here! (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to St. Clement's Island (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coltons Point.
 
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St. Clement's Island Cross image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 12, 2009
3. St. Clement's Island Cross
Another St. Clement's Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 12, 2008
4. Another St. Clement's Island Marker
This marker was originally part of the 1934 memorial cross, but went missing for many years. It was found in 1983 during an excavation project on the island, and moved inside the St. Clement's Island Museum. The text on this marker is nearly identical to the subject marker for this page.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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