Galesville in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Where Land Meets Water
I remember ox drawn wagons pulling hogsheads of tobacco down the road in front of our house going to Steamboat Landing."
Agnes Smith Dixon, Galesville native
This illustration shows the ancient Susquehanna River superimposed on today's Chesapeake Bay.
From the early 17th to the early 20th centuries, tobacco, vegetables, fruits and livestock were shipped to local and foreign markets.
In the early 20th century, oyster houses such as Woodfield's lined the shore. Here, watermens' abundant catches were processed for shipment to far-away markets. Most of this work was done by African Americans.
Location. 38° 50.614′ N, 76° 32.51′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 988, Galesville MD 20765, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Galesville (a few steps from this marker); Steamboat Landing (a few steps from this marker); Carrie Weedon House (a few steps from this marker); Native Plants (a few steps from this marker); Valuable Wetlands (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Quaker Regional Gathering (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Quaker Burying Ground (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galesville.
Categories. • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.