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St. Leonard in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

Welcome to Another World

 
 
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
1. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Marker
Inscription. Enter another world one that had existed in the Chesapeake Bay region long before Europeans came to settle here. Follow this trail to a re-created Native American Village, where you will learn about the Eastern Woodland people who lived here when Europeans settlers first arrived.

Leave behind the image of Indians you may have from watching Hollywood Westerns. There were no horses in the Chesapeake Bay region then, and no one wore big feather headdresses.

This trail will take you back to that time. Along the way you will see how the landscape has changed. Step into the past. Imagine that you are a Patuxent Indian. Just a few hundred yards ahead of you is home.

When Captain John Smith sailed up the Patuxent River in August 1608, he recorded his impressions:
“The fifth river is called Pawtuxant…Upon this river dwell the people called Acquintanacsuck, Pawtuxant, and Matiapament…they inhabite together, and not so dispersed ast the rest….”

(Inscription under the photo in the upper right)
There is more to understanding the past than books can tell us. By experiencing individual lifestyles first hand, we can better appreciate them.
 
Location. 38° 23.932′ N, 76° 30.525′ W. Marker is in St. Leonard, Maryland

Close up of the map on the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
2. Close up of the map on the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Marker
, in Calvert County. Marker is on Jefferson Patterson Park Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Leonard MD 20685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The War of 1812 Living History (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Naval Warfare (about 500 feet away); Weapons of War (about 600 feet away); Fate of the Flotilla (about 700 feet away); Discovery of a Colonial Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Excavation Process Gathers the Most Information (approx. ¼ mile away); What Life Was Like Here (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Leonard.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Marker with the Patuxent River in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
3. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Marker with the Patuxent River in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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