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

Charley's House

ca. 1840 - 1890

 
 
Charley's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2013
1. Charley's House Marker
Inscription. This house illustrates the almost extinct dwellings of the early 1800's that housed slaves/servants of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Believed to have been built as slave quarters and later as part of the African American community in Chestertown. The one story with loft duplex of Charley Williams (the last occupant) was moved from Court Street in Chestertown, MD in 1974 to its present location on the Grounds of the Kent Museum.
 
Location. 39° 21.061′ N, 75° 59.121′ W. Marker is in Turner's Creek Landing, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Turners Creek Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Kent Museum. 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 (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the Kent Museum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tockwogh and the Bay (approx. mile away); Captain John Smith on the Sassafras River (approx. mile away); A Home with a Rich Past (approx. mile away); Natural Diversity at Turner's Creek
Charley's House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2013
2. Charley's House
(approx. mile away); Agricultural Demonstration Area / Historic Tree Grove (approx. 0.3 miles away); Turner's Creek (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Turner's Creek Landing.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Buildings
 
Interior of Charley's House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2013
3. Interior of Charley's House
Narrow and steep stairway to upper level. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 6, 2013
4. Narrow and steep stairway to upper level.
 
 
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 272 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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