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Chesapeake City in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Whiteoak House

C. 1840

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
1. The Whiteoak House Marker
Inscription. Architecturally the Whiteoak House is representative of vernacular buildings constructed in Chesapeake City in the 1840's and 50's. Old timers in Chesapeake City claim this house rests on the 1st lot sold in town. In 1854, Richard Bayard leased the property to Absolom Cropper, a boat captain for $400.00, in 1867 Absalom Cropper transferred the land to James Porter, a farmer. The Smithers family came into ownership through the wills of James Porter and his heir, Margaret Porter. Dr. Delmar Smithers sold the property in 1921 to Wilmer Bristow, an engineer on a canal tugboat. Clifford Whiteoak, a dispatcher on the canal for 38 years, took possession in 1931.
 
Erected 2008 by Fred and Mary Graff. (Marker Number G224.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Chesapeake City Historic District marker series.
 
Location. 39° 31.573′ N, 75° 48.789′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake City, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Bohemia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City MD 21915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Karsner-Wilsey House/Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Sarah Beaston House
The Whiteoak House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
2. The Whiteoak House
(within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Colmary-Salmon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Smither's House (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steele-Davis House (about 300 feet away); Savin-Conrey House 1848 (about 300 feet away); Town Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake City.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Whiteoak House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 21, 2010
3. Whiteoak House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 526 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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