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

Betty’s Cove Meetinghouse

Betty's Cove Meetinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, October 22, 2007
1. Betty's Cove Meetinghouse Marker
Inscription. Near this spot, about 1665, Quaker settlers built the Betty’s Cove Meetinghouse, at this intersection, known as “The Pincushion,” they established a school, adding one of the first public libraries in America in 1676, George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends, visited Betty’s Cove twice in 1672, when there were “so many boats upon the river it was almost like the Thames,” as Quakers came to meeting.
Erected by Talbot County Council, Historical Society of Talbot County, Third Haven Monthly Meeting of Friends, Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 38° 47.018′ N, 76° 7.017′ W. Marker is near Easton, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Michaels Road (Maryland Route 33) and Unionville Road (Maryland Route 370), on the right when traveling west on St. Michaels Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton MD 21601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of “The Rest” (approx. 0.7 miles away); The “Mannour of Ratcliffe” (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bracing for an Attack (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fausley (approx. 2 miles away); Unionville (approx. 2 miles away); Union Soldiers (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Unionville (approx. 2.2 miles away); Talbot County Courthouse (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,613 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 26, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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