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Near Columbia in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Adam the First

 
 
Adam the First Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
1. Adam the First Marker
Inscription. The first large land grant in what is now Howard County. Patented October 1, 1687 to Adam Shipley who came to Maryland from England in 1668. This marks a section of the western boundary of the 500 acre grant. A Shipley family cemetery is located among the trees to the east of this marker.

Erected to commemorate the the 300th anniversary of the grant, October 1, 1987.
 
Erected 1987 by Shipleys of Maryland, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 12.794′ N, 76° 48.137′ W. Marker was near Columbia, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker was on Waterloo Road (Maryland Route 108) 0.2 miles north of Snowden River Parkway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Columbia MD 21045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Oakland Manor (approx. 2.9 miles away); Trinity on the Pike (approx. 2.9 miles away); Trinity White Oak (approx. 2.9 miles away); Spurrier's Tavern (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker
Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By John Miller, January 26, 2010
2. Family Cemetery
The cemetery is heavily overgrown and largely untended. Several stones are broken or partially buried. The two upright and (mostly) readable stones are for Elizabeth Brown, 1781-1830(?), and Wm. Chew Brown, born 1776, death date obscured.
also named Spurrier's Tavern (was approx. 3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Spurrier's Tavern (approx. 3 miles away); Bringing Trade to Baltimore (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been removed to keep it safe during site development. The area developer, Bozzuto Homes, will return the marker once construction is complete.
 
Additional comments.
1. Shipley cemetery
I used to live next to the cemetery that was located in the cornfield years ago. My brother discovered it one day while exploring. He did his Eagle Scout project on the cemetery. He had permission to clean it up. Since it was not properly maintained.
    — Submitted August 22, 2017, by Therese A Rose of Ellicot city, Maryland.

 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Shipley's Grant Complex image. Click for full size.
By John Miller, January 26, 2010
3. Shipley's Grant Complex
The former location of the marker is near the right of this photo, showing the entrance of Shipley's Grant shopping center and townhouse complex. The cemetery is in the grove of trees in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,116 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2010, by John Miller of Rising Sun, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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