St. Mary's City in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Maryland’s Pride and Glory
This statue was paid for by donations from various counties in the state. It is graced by a garden, redesigned in 2000 as a community project. The “BayScapes” garden embodies the concept of environmentally sound landscaping developed by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. By relying heavily on native species that do not require pesticides, fertilizers or supplemental watering, this garden benefits people, wildlife, the St. Mary’s River, and ultimately the Bay.
The garden is sponsored by St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission, St. Mary’s Parish, the Governor’s Lower Potomac Tributary
(caption) Hans Schuler, Sr. (1874–1951) a Baltimore sculptor, created this statue. In his words, it “represents the liberation of the spirit that had for so long been bound by intolerance. ... The torch represents the flame that kindled this fire of religious freedom throughout the world.”
(sidebar) “No man who repairth thither is a Christian in danger of being disturbed for his religion.” —John Ogilby, 1671.
(sidebar) The Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is the state flower and represents the black and gold family colors of the Calverts, the founders of Maryland. Its perennial version, Rudbeckia Fulgida, is planted here.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Saint Mary's City marker series.
Location. 38° 11.307′ N, 76° 25.968′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Trinity Church Road 0.1 miles west of Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47491 Trinity Church Road, Saint Marys City MD 20686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other St. Mary's Female Seminary (a few steps from this marker); St. Mary's College of Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Brent Pilgrimage (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Mary's Female Seminary (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); After the Disastrous Fire (about 600 feet away); Sharing Land and Legacy (about 700 feet away); “...a convenient place for the administration of Justice.” (about 700 feet away); The St. Mary’s Chapel (about 700 feet away); Margaret Brent Hall (about 800 feet away); Trinity Church, St. Mary’s Parish (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Mary's City.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,485 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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