“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Patented August 25, 1664

Hockley-in-the-Hole Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 30, 2003
1. Hockley-in-the-Hole Marker
Inscription. To Edward, Joshua, and John Dorsey, sons of Edward Dorsey who settled in Maryland in 1650. The patent was signed by Charles Calvert, then Lieutenant General, and later Third Lord Baltimore. This plantation has been the homestead of the Dorseys for over 300 years.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 59.16′ N, 76° 33.648′ W. Marker was in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker was at the intersection of Defense Highway (Maryland Route 450) and Nichols Road, on the right when traveling west on Defense Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Annapolis Water Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); The General’s Highway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Trunk of the Three Mile Oak (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Parole (approx. 1.3 miles away); Aris T. Allen, M.D. (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. John Neumann, C.Ss.R. (approx. 2.3 miles away); Belvoir (approx. 2.6 miles away); Blue Angels (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,423 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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