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Cambridge in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Glasgow

Built 1760

 
 
Glasgow Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
1. Glasgow Marker
Inscription. Birthplace of William Vans Murray. Appointed minister to the Hague by President George Washington March 2, 1787. He served until 1801. He was minister plenipotentiary to Paris as one of the negotiators of the treaty with France, signed in 1800, which averted war.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 35.02′ N, 76° 5.058′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Hambrooks Boulevard and Glasgow Court, on the left when traveling north on Hambrooks Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MD 21613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 0.9 miles away); Long Wharf-The River (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cambridge House B&B (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1739 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Distinguished Service Cross (approx. 0.9 miles away); Goldsborough House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Also see . . .  Glascow - Ayreshire. National Register of Historic Places, Nomination Form,
Glasgow image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 4, 2007
2. Glasgow
Maryland Historic Trust. (Submitted on March 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Glasgow and William Vans Murray
The National Register Nomination Form casts doubt on the claim made in this marker:

“It has been said that Glasgow was the home of William Vans Murray, but from the land records and the circumstances of his life, it seems unlikely that this was so. When he returned from Europe, Murray may have lived with his first cousin, William Murray Robertson, thus causing the impression that Glasgow had been his property.” – National Register Nomination Form
    — Submitted March 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPolitics
 
William Vans Murray image. Click for full size.
3. William Vans Murray
Painting of Murray in 1787 by Mather Brown. Photo credit: National Gallery of Art (www.nga.gov), Andrew W. Mellon Collection.
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 5, 2018
4. National Register Plaque
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,162 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 6, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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