Near Centreville in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Birthplace of Charles Willson Peale
First Free School of Queen Anne’s County erected near here 1724. Its sixth master was Charles Peale, father of the distinguished portrait painter and museum founder—born 1741 in living quarters near the school.
Luther Martin, renowned barrister, was among the school’s masters who later attained distinction in public service. The school’s visitors were local colonial leaders and among the pupils were many of the forefathers of the County’s prominent citizens.
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 1.643′ N, 76° 7.245′ W. Marker is near Centreville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 18 and Wright’s Neck Road, on the right on State Route 18. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centreville MD 21617, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Ozmon: Captain of the Sea and Entrepreneur (approx. 3 miles away); Centreville Wharf (approx. 3 miles away); Shuttled By Ship (approx. 3 miles away); Bowlingly (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Bowlingly Chesterfield Avenue: River to Railroad Connection (approx. 3.2 miles away); Centrally Located (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wright’s Chance (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
Also see . . . Charles Willson Peale. From Maryland State Archives (Submitted on October 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,215 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on October 23, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.