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Princess Anne in Somerset County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Princess Anne Town

Founded 1733

 
 
Princess Anne Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
1. Princess Anne Town Marker
Inscription. By an act of Marylandís General Assembly, 25 acres of the Beckford Plantation were purchased to establish Princess Anne, named for the daughter of King George II. The town was designated as the seat of Somerset County Court in 1742 and became an important market center due to river trade in the 18th century and the extension of the railroad in the 19th.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 12.367′ N, 75° 41.65′ W. Marker is in Princess Anne, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is on Somerset Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princess Anne MD 21853, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manokin Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Somerset County Circuit Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Teackle Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (approx. ľ mile away); Historic Boxwood Gardens (approx. ľ mile away); Birthplace of Samuel Chase (approx. 0.6 miles away); University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
2. Princess Anne Town Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named University of Maryland Eastern Shore (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princess Anne.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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