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Chestertown in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chestertown Historic District

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 27, 2013
1. Chestertown Historic District Marker
Inscription. Chestertown Historic District has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provision of the Historic Site Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States. U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service 1976
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 12.434′ N, 76° 3.834′ W. Marker is in Chestertown, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on High Street. Touch for map. The marker is affixed to the side wall of the Custom House located on High Street. The front entrance to the Custom House is on South Water Street. Marker is in this post office area: Chestertown MD 21620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chestertown Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Worrell’s Tavern (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Leeds Barroll (about 800 feet away); Common Cause (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); On This Site Stood the Courthouse
Chestertown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2013
2. Chestertown Historic District Marker
The Custom House is located on South Water Street








(approx. 0.2 miles away); White & Black, Blue & Gray (approx. 0.2 miles away); A County Seat (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chestertown.
 
Additional comments.
1. National Register of Historic Places
Chestertown Historic District (added 1970 - - #70000263)
Roughly bounded by Maple Ave., Chester River, Cannon and Cross Sts. , Chestertown
• Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
• Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
• Architectural Style: Georgian, Federal
• Area of Significance: Architecture
• Period of Significance: 1750-1799
• Owner: Private
• Historic Function: Domestic
• Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
• Current Function: Domestic
• Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling
    — Submitted October 31, 2013.

 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
Chestertown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2013
3. Chestertown Historic District Marker
101 Water Street known as Widehall is located in the Chestertown Historical District. It was the home of Judge Ezekiel Forman Chambers (1788-1867) who commanded a company under Lt. Col. Philip Reed at the Battle of Caulk’s Field.
Chestertown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2013
4. Chestertown Historic District Marker
Side view of Widehall from High Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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