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

“Rehoboth”

 
 
"Rehoboth" Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
1. "Rehoboth" Marker
Inscription. Patented by Captain John Lee of Virginia, 1673, for 2350 acres. It descended through the Lee family until 1787. Thomas Sim Lee, 1745-1819, (second Governor of Maryland) was descended from the Lees of Rehoboth.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 38° 35.051′ N, 75° 47.316′ W. Marker is in Eldorado, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Rhodesdale Eldorado Road (Maryland Route 14) and Puckam Road (County Highway 282), on the left when traveling north on Rhodesdale Eldorado Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rhodesdale MD 21659, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesapeake Bay Restoration in Progress (approx. 4.7 miles away); Sharptown War Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); The African American Story in the Indian Town (approx. 5.3 miles away); The native people of the Chicacone Village...the Nanticokes (approx. 5.3 miles away); Handsell (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance (approx. 5.3 miles away); San Domingo School (approx. 5.5 miles away); Patty Cannon's House (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Regarding "Rehoboth".
"Rehoboth" Marker, seen along Maryland Route 14 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 19, 2012
2. "Rehoboth" Marker, seen along Maryland Route 14
From the Maryland Historical Trust: "The association of Rehoboth with Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, each a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the interstate relationship between the Lees of Virginia and the Lees of Maryland, brings this house into significant historical focus. Descending through the family of the second elected Governor of Maryland, Thomas Sim Lee, adds to its historical value. The house is also significant for its architecture."
 
Also see . . .  Maryland Historical Trust webpage for Rehoboth. (Submitted on December 26, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Rehoboth image. Click for full size.
By Michael O. Bourne, 1968
3. Rehoboth
Maryland Historical Trust file photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,083 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 26, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 26, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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