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Chestertown in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chestertown, Maryland

 
 
Chestertown, Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 18, 2007
1. Chestertown, Maryland Marker
Inscription. County seat of Kent County. Established in 1706. Situated on the most traveled highway between south and north during the revolutionary period. George Washington made eight known visits here between 1756 and 1793. Rich in Colonial History.
 
Erected 1932 by The Citizens of Chestertown.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 12.546′ N, 76° 3.978′ W. Marker is in Chestertown, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Cross Street (Maryland Route 289), on the left when traveling south on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chestertown MD 21690, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From This Point (here, next to this marker); Desert Storm Memorial (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary Cannon (here, next to this marker); This Monument Honors the Area Veterans (a few steps from this marker); In This Church (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of More Than 400 Prominent United States Colored Troops from Kent County
Monument Row image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, October 18, 2007
2. Monument Row
Chestertown monuments honoring all wars.
(a few steps from this marker); White & Black, Blue & Gray (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chestertown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,414 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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