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Coole Springs of Saint Marie’s

Charlotte Hall, Maryland

 
 
Coole Springs of Saint Marie’s Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
1. Coole Springs of Saint Marie’s Marker
Inscription.  Waters of exceptional purity and reputed healing quality led to the establishment near here of one of the earliest hospitals in the North American Colonies, authorized by the General Assembly, October 20, 1698.
 
Erected by the Maryland Historical Trust.
 
Location. 38° 28.672′ N, 76° 46.656′ W. Marker is in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Charlotte Hall Road south of Charlotte Hall School Road, on the left when traveling south. It is behind the St. Mary’s County Welcome Center on Route 5, which runs parallel to Charlotte Hall Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte Hall MD 20622, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes C.S.N. (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Cadet Pierre A. Mourthé (within shouting distance of this marker); Ye Coole Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlotte Hall School (within shouting distance of this marker);
Gateway to Coole Springs image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
2. Gateway to Coole Springs
The marker is in profile on the extreme left. The gateway was erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1923. It faces the Charlotte Hall School gates across Charlotte Hall Road. The plaque on the left gatepost is the Raphael Semmes Marker.
No Match for British Might (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maryland Begins Here (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Charlotte Hall School (about 600 feet away); Village of Charlotte Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amish Community (approx. 0.3 miles away); Managing The Line (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte Hall.
 
Categories. Natural ResourcesScience & Medicine
 
Right Gatepost Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 31, 2007
3. Right Gatepost Plaque
The plaque reads: “1698–1923. Erected by the Francis Scott Key Chapter, D.A.R. of Baltimore, Md. to mark this historic spot and as a Memorial to Henry Briscoe Thomas, 1864–1922, a native of St. Mary’s County and Alumnus of Charlotte Hall School. An eminent and beloved physician of Baltimore. Fanny Combs Couch, Regent; Harriet Garland Twisley, Chairman.”
Horse and Buggy on Charlotte Hall Road image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 31, 2007
4. Horse and Buggy on Charlotte Hall Road
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,303 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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