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Turner's Creek Landing in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Welcome to the Kent Museum

 
 
Welcome to the Kent Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2013
1. Welcome to the Kent Museum Marker
Inscription. Step back to the days of the small family farm and see the tools and equipment that made life easier. Most people did not travel far from home - going to Baltimore was a major undertaking! Farm products were shipped to market by custom Chesapeake Bay boats. The Bay was a major artery for trade and travel.

This house is one of 10 to 12 dwellings occupied by Chestertown's small African-American community in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. The house was restored and relocated to this site in 1974.

Kent County farmer John Schauber invented this corn stalk cutter in 1907. It allowed one horse and three or four men to harvest up to ten acres of corn a day.

This on-site graveyard served the Stavely family from 1628 to 1840.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 39° 21.149′ N, 75° 59.187′ W. Marker is in Turner's Creek Landing, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on Turners Creek Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kennedyville MD 21645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corn Crib (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charley's House (about 600 feet away);
African-American Home with Outhouse image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2013
2. African-American Home with Outhouse
The Tockwogh and the Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain John Smith on the Sassafras River (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Home with a Rich Past (approx. 0.2 miles away); Natural Diversity at Turner's Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Agricultural Demonstration Area / Historic Tree Grove (approx. mile away); Turner's Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Turner's Creek Landing.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceNotable Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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