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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Queen Anne's County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Queen Anne s County, MD (100) Anne Arundel County, MD (440) Caroline County, MD (85) Kent County, MD (100) Talbot County, MD (130) Kent County, DE (250)  QueenAnne'sCounty(100) Queen Anne's County (100)  AnneArundelCounty(440) Anne Arundel County (440)  CarolineCounty(85) Caroline County (85)  KentCounty(100) Kent County (100)  TalbotCounty(130) Talbot County (130)  KentCountyDelaware(250) Kent County (250)
Centreville is the county seat for Queen Anne's County
Adjacent to Queen Anne's County, Maryland
      Anne Arundel County (440)  
      Caroline County (85)  
      Kent County (100)  
      Talbot County (130)  
      Kent County, Delaware (250)  
 
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1Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Carmichael — “Cheston on Wye”
On Carmichael Road at Cheston Road, on the right when traveling south on Carmichael Road.
Surveyed as “Cheston” 1659 for John and William Coursey containing 800 acres—six generations of Courseys (who adopted the older spelling of DeCourcey) lived here and lie buried here. The original house was burned.Map (db m3135) HM
2Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Carmichael — “Wye Plantation”
On Carmichael Road, 0.2 miles north of Wye Island Road, on the left when traveling south.
Home of William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence and twice Governor of Maryland. Born at Chilbury Hall, Harford County 1740. Died and lies buried here, 1799. The unusual house probably dates about 1740.Map (db m3137) HM
3Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Carmichael — Governor Robert Wright
Near Wye Narrows Drive, 0.1 miles south of Cheston Lane, on the right when traveling south.
Born in Queen Anne's County, 1752, educated at Washington College. Rose to rank of captain in Revolutionary War. Served in State Assembly; elected to U.S. Senate 1801. Chosen 13th governor of Maryland 1806, twice re-elected, later member of U.S. . . . Map (db m3896) HM
4Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Carmichael — Site of Stagwell
On Carmichael Road.
Land patented in 1659 to Thomas Stagwell, English immigrant and member of the Maryland General Assembly (elected 1661). Acquired in 1706 by Richard Bennett III (1667-1749). One of the largest landowners and slaveholders in the colony. The house, no . . . Map (db m98716) HM WM
5Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Carmichael — Stagwell
On Carmichael Road at Stagwell Road, on the right when traveling south on Carmichael Road. Reported missing.
Patented to Thomas Stagwell 1649. Acquired by Richard Bennett 1706, one of the largest land owners in Maryland. His descendant Judge Richard Bennett Carmichael built the house about 1805. He presided over the convention of 1867, for a new . . . Map (db m3134) HM
6Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Carmichael — Wye Island
On Carmichael Road at Wye Island Road, on the left on Carmichael Road.
Patented to Col. Philemon Lloyd as “Lloyd’s Insula” 1682, a combination of four earlier patents. Henrietta Maria Lloyd married Samuel Chew and their daughters married William Paca 3rd Governor of Maryland and John Beale Bordley, who . . . Map (db m5532) HM
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7Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — "All Gave Some - Some Gave All"
On Centreville Road (Maryland Route 213) north of Maryland Route 18, on the right.
Dedicated to the memory of all who proudly served and protected their countryMap (db m199192) WM
8Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Birthplace of Charles Willson Peale
On Maryland Route 18 at Wright’s Neck Road, on the left when traveling east on State Route 18.
First Free School of Queen Anne’s County erected near here 1724. Its sixth master was Charles Peale, father of the distinguished portrait painter and museum founder—born 1741 in living quarters near the school. Luther Martin, renowned . . . Map (db m129231) HM
9Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Byway Destinations
On Bloomfield Farm Lane at Church Hill Road (Maryland Route 213), on the left when traveling east on Bloomfield Farm Lane.
Water. The Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries weave the tapestry that is Chesapeake Country. Land. Agriculture and pristine natural resources areas accentuate our rural character. History. Historic buildings, churches and . . . Map (db m199219) HM
10Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Byway Destinations
Near Bloomfield Farm Lane just east of Church Hill Road (Maryland Route 213), on the left when traveling east.
Few places portray the intimate connections between land and water better than Maryland's Eastern Shore. Each place has different stories to tell—present in the wetlands, wharves, fields, homes, shops and churches. Stevensville . . . Map (db m199221) HM
11Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Carmichael House
On East Water Street (Maryland Route 304) at Banjo Lane, on the right when traveling west on East Water Street.
Built in 1804 by William Carmichael (1775-1853), attorney and state senator who freed more than 120 of his family's slaves, 1811-1839. One of the largest manumissions in the state's history. Birthplace of Richard Bennett Carmichael (1807-1884), . . . Map (db m80673) HM
12Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Centrally Located
On South Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213), on the right when traveling north.
Although Centreville wasn't incorporated until 1794, colonial settlement of the county dates back to the 1630s. When officials decided to move the county seat and its supporting government functions, they chose a name that reflected its . . . Map (db m62553) HM
13Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Centreville National Bank of Maryland
On North Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213) at Lawyers Row, on the left when traveling north on North Commerce Street.
In 1876 The Centreville National Bank of Maryland (predecessor to CNB) was established, and in 1904 constructed this building, its headquarters, to replace the one nearby that was destroyed by fire.Map (db m138260) HM
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14Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Centreville Wharf
On Chesterfield Avenue.
Site of Marlborough, a port town laid out in the early 18th century with the creation of Queen Anne’s County. The wharf was a trade center, with a tobacco inspection warehouse administered by William Hopper. The “Captain’s Houses” were . . . Map (db m80659) HM
15Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Chesterfield Avenue: River to Railroad ConnectionCentreville Heritage Trail
On Chesterfield Avenue.
These 20th Century tickets for Centreville, while portraying a sense of the excitement of the circus coming to town do not represent the impact of those first circuses that came by boat up the Corsica, and up this street. The Aron Turner’s Circus . . . Map (db m80657) HM
16Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Command CentralStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213) at Broadway, on the left when traveling north on Commerce Street. Reported damaged.
"When our own citizens have been carrying provisions--the produce of our own soil, in their own ships--to feed the armies of England, and her allies on the continent of Europe, they have been captured on their homeward bound passage on on their . . . Map (db m138255) HM
17Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Connecting Centreville to the Worlds of Commerce Beyond the Eastern ShoreCentreville Heritage Trail
On E Water Street (Maryland Route 304), on the left when traveling west.
Thomas Emory Thomas Emory, a Queen Anne's County War of 1812 hero, was the first to work toward a railroad system on the Eastern Shore. He led the effort in the state legislature traveling to Europe on behalf of the State in an attempt to raise . . . Map (db m200766) HM
18Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Female Seminary
On South Commerce Street just north of Church Lane, on the right when traveling north.
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Female Seminary 1876Map (db m138259) HM
19Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Honor • Valor • WWI • WWII • Korea • Vietnam
On Maryland Route 213, on the left when traveling north.
To honor the veterans of Queen Anne’s County who served their country in time of war and especially those who made the supreme sacrifice so that we and future generations may enjoy freedom.Map (db m3106) WM
20Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — John Ozmon: Captain of the Sea and EntrepreneurCentreville Heritage Trail
On Front Street.
Born in Denton, Caroline County on June 1, 1828, Captain Ozmon was already a well-known sea captain by the time he established his business in Centreville in 1858. In the 1860’s he began purchasing properties in the wharf area and continued to do so . . . Map (db m80670) HM
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21Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Maryland's Eastern ShoreHundreds of Enslaved and Free Black Men Enlisted
On Welcome Center Drive at Hayden Road, in the median on Welcome Center Drive. Reported permanently removed.
Although isolated from Maryland's largest population centers, the Eastern Shore was important to the state's role in the Civil War and exemplified the citizens' divided loyalties. In the years before the war, enslaved African-Americans here . . . Map (db m21455) HM
22Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Queen Anne’s County
In 1631 William Claiborne established the first settlement in Maryland. A fort and trading post on Kent Island, the westernmost part of Queen Anne's County. On April 18, 1706, during the reign of Queen Anne, the County received its name from . . . Map (db m3104) HM
23Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Queen Anne's County Courthouse
On Lawyers Row just west of Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213), on the right when traveling west.
The Queen Anne's County Courthouse was built between 1792 and 1794. Still in use today, it is the oldest continuously used courthouse in Maryland. In 1876, the entire building was enlarged to the rear and the wings raised to full stories, resulting . . . Map (db m138254) HM
24Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — She Fought for Equal Access
Near Little Kidwell Avenue just east of Future Road, on the right when traveling east.
Lucretia Kennard was a woman who knew how to make a difference. Arriving in Queen Anne's County in 1903, she was appalled by the poor quality of education for black students. In those days, schools were segregated by race, the only . . . Map (db m138262) HM
25Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Short History of Centreville
On Lawyers Row just east of Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213), on the left when traveling west.
In 1782, an Act of the Assembly authorized the removal of the County seat from Queenstown to a more central part of the County. That's why the town was called "Centre Ville", with French spelling because of the Post-Revolutionary War admiration for . . . Map (db m138252) HM
26Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Shuttled By Ship
On Front Street.
Before the automobile, boat transportation was the only efficient way of moving goods in the Chesapeake Bay area. Throughout the 19th century, Centreville Landing was a prosperous commercial area serving the schooners that carried grain, . . . Map (db m80661) HM
27Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Site of Goldsborough HouseCirca 1798
On Happy Lady Lane, 0.1 miles Railroad Avenue, on the left.
By that year, a 2-story brick house, measuring 40 by 24 feet and described as “not yet fully complete,” was built on a 4-acre lot of “Chesterfield,” deeded in 1792 from Mary Nicholson to her daughter Henrietta. Henritta’s . . . Map (db m3109) HM
28Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — St. Paul's Episcopal Church
On South Liberty Street (Maryland Route 213) just south of Church Lane, on the right when traveling north.
St. Paul's Parish was officially established as a result of the Vestry Act and the formal record of the vestry proceedings began on May 8, 1694. On May 1, 1834, the cornerstone for the church was laid by the Rev. Robert Goldsborough — its wall . . . Map (db m138264) HM
29Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — The Brass Pin
On North Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213), on the left when traveling north.
The brass pin in the adjoining sidewalk marks the former location of the stone known as "P.G. No. 1", recognized since 1791 as the beginning point of the "Public Ground" now occupied by the Court House and the reference point for all of the original . . . Map (db m62294) HM
30Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — The CourthouseQueen Anne’s County
On Maryland Route 213 at Broadway, on the right when traveling north on State Route 213.
Oldest courthouse in continuous use in the State of Maryland. The building was authorized by Acts of Assemby after the removal of the County Seat from Queenstown to Chester Mills, later Centreville. It was erected between 1791 and 1796 on land . . . Map (db m3103) HM
31Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — The Gift of a Second Railroad
On Millstream Trail north of South Liberty Street (Maryland Route 213), on the right when traveling north. Reported damaged.
In 1870 Centreville had a railroad connecting it with much of the Northeast in the Queen Anne's and Kent Railroad leaving from the rail station in the center of town. What it did not have was a railroad connecting it to Queenstown and Kent . . . Map (db m199218) HM
32Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — The Queen Anne's County Courthouse
On Broadway just west of Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213), on the left when traveling west.
The Queen Anne's County Courthouse was constructed at the time when the county seat was removed from Queenstown to Centreville. It was accepted by the County Court on June 1, 1796, and ordered to be "taken, held and deemed to be the proper Court . . . Map (db m138253) HM
33Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — The Railroad as Community Connector to the WorldCentreville Heritage Trail
On E Water Street (Maryland Route 304), on the left when traveling west.
The Railroad brought people together as never before. It brought rescuing firemen from Wilmington to fight the biggest fire in town history as explained in the news story below. It also took the men of Centreville's Company K off to war in 1941. . . . Map (db m200764) HM
34Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Tucker House
On South Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213) just north of Fayette Street, on the left when traveling north.
Built circa 1794 on the second lot to be sold in Centreville, the Tucker House is a good example of what many of the earliest homes in the town were like. It originally was two rooms deep and one room wide, a popular style of the Federal period in . . . Map (db m138258) HM
35Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Veterans Memorial
On Centreville Road (Maryland Route 213) 0.1 miles north of Maryland Route 18, on the right when traveling south.
Dedicated to those persons who serve their country in time of warMap (db m199191) WM
36Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — War Along the ChesapeakeA Divided Region
On Hayden Road (Maryland Route 834) at Blue Star Memorial Highway (U.S. 301), on the left when traveling west on Hayden Road.
Welcome to Queen Anne's County! The Civil War intruded into quiet Eastern Shore communities, and residents of this beautiful, water-laced region faced difficult choices. In the years before the war, enslaved African Americans from the . . . Map (db m174558) HM
37Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — William Harper, Sr. Housesc. 1794-1798
On South Commerce Street (Route 213) just south of West Water Street, on the left when traveling north.
In October, 1794 the merchant William Harper Sr. purchased the Northern half of town lot No. 3 North from Centreville founder, Elizabeth Nicholson for £55 pound. By 1798 2 Federal brick houses had been built by Harper and rented for commercial . . . Map (db m138256) HM
38Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Wright’s Chance
On Maryland Route 213 south of Water Street, on the right when traveling north.
Early plantation house with original paneling. Listed as an “old dwelling” in a 1744 resurvey of “Smith’s Forrest,” patented 1681. Moved 1964 by the Queen Anne’s County Historical Society to present site, part of . . . Map (db m3107) HM
39Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Centreville — Wright's Chance
On South Commerce Street (Maryland Route 213) just south of Ruthsburg Road, on the right when traveling north.
Wright's Chance was moved to this location in 1964 from its original site 6 miles east of town. Unlike the large brick plantation houses that have better survived, this type of frame structure was much more common during the Colonial period. The . . . Map (db m138257) HM
40Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — "O! say can you see…"Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Piney Narrows Road, 0.1 miles Swan Cove Lane, on the left when traveling east.
The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail traces the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Along the trail you'll encounter tangible evidence of the war and stories that bring the people and events to life. Discover the far-reaching . . . Map (db m204958) HM
41Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — Byway Destinations
On Piney Narrows Road.
Water The Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries weave the tapestry that is Chesapeake Country. Land Agriculture and pristine natural resource areas accentuate our rural character. History Historic buildings, churches, and landscapes are . . . Map (db m80828) HM
42Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — Byway Destinations
On Piney Narrows Road.
Few places portray the intimate connections between land and water better than Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Each place has different stories to tell—present in the wetlands, wharves, fields, homes, shops and churches. Stevensville Lovers of . . . Map (db m80838) HM
43Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway
On Piney Narrows Road.
Located along Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the byway links Chesapeake Bay’s communities, people, and life stores into a rich experience for visitors and locals alike. With its working farms and waterfronts, historic town centers, and pristine natural . . . Map (db m80827) HM
44Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — Crossing the Narrows
The Kent Narrows was once the only crossing point from Kent Island to the Eastern Shore mainland. The earliest crossings were made by Native Americans in log canoes. Colonies crossed the marshy straits by ferry. Causeways and bridges were built to . . . Map (db m114902) HM
45Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — Enemy OccupationStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
On Piney Narrows Road.
Kent Island served as an ideal base of operations for the British in August 1813, as it was already an important link between Maryland’s eastern and western shores. The British took over the Kent Island-Annapolis ferry, including a cargo of . . . Map (db m80825) HM
46Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — Esther "Peb" Foster
Near Dominion Road (Maryland Route 552) north of Newtown Road, on the right when traveling north.
Founding President Kent Island Garden Club 1977Map (db m205136) HM
47Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — Maryland's Eastern ShoreHundreds of Enslaved and Free Black Men Enlisted
Near Piney Narrows Road, on the right when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
Although isolated from Maryland's largest population centers, the Eastern Shore was important to the state's role in the Civil War and exemplified the citizens' divided loyalties. In the years before the war, enslaved African-Americans here began . . . Map (db m8329) HM
48Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — The James E. Kirwan Museum
On Dominion Road (Maryland Route 552) 0.5 miles south of Goodhand Creek Road, on the left when traveling south.
The Kirwan House, built in 1879, was the home of former Maryland State Senator James E. Kirwan (1900-1908). The attached store, built in 1889, and his various business endeavors became the hub of the Chester/Dominion communities, and also served . . . Map (db m138384) HM
49Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — War Along the ChesapeakeA Divided Region
On Piney Narrows Road, 0.1 miles east of Swan Cove Lane, on the left when traveling east.
Welcome to Kent County! The Civil War intruded into quiet Eastern Shore communities, and residents of this beautiful, water-laced region faced difficult choices. In the years before the war, enslaved African Americans from the Eastern Shore . . . Map (db m204955) HM
50Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Chester — War in the ChesapeakeStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Piney Narrows Road, 0.1 miles east of Swan Cove Lane, on the left when traveling east.
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high . . . Map (db m204957) HM
51Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Church Hill — Church Hill Theatre
On Walnut Street (Maryland Route 19) just east of Main Street (Maryland Route 19), on the left when traveling east.
The Church Hill Theatre was built by Elwood F. Coleman in 1929 for use as a town hall. Movies came to the town in 1935 when motion picture equipment was installed in the building. The structure was severely damaged by fire in 1944, and repairs . . . Map (db m138251) HM
52Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Church Hill — Joshua Seney
Beneath this stone are interred the remains of Joshua Seney who was born near the spot which now contains his ashes March 4, 1756 and died October 20, 1798. From the commencement of the American Revolution at various periods of his life he . . . Map (db m3101) HM
53Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Church Hill — St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish
On Main Street at Church Lane, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
Founded 1728, when the Provincial Council in Annapolis granted a petition to establish the present parish. St. Luke’s, the oldest brick church in the State with its original structure, was completed, 1732, at the cost of 140,000 pounds of . . . Map (db m3099) HM
54Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Church Hill — St. Luke's Episcopal Church
On Main Street (Route 19) at Walnut Street (Maryland Route 19), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
Erected in 1732, at the cost of 140,000 pounds of tobacco, the "church on the hill" is the oldest intact brick church in the state and gave the town its name. In 1861, Union cavalry reportedly destroyed the interior of the church. However, two . . . Map (db m138249) HM
55Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Church Hill — We Resign!Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
On Walnut Street (Maryland Route 19) just west of Green Street, on the left. Reported damaged.
Due to mounting tensions with Great Britain in 1807, Governor Robert Wright appointed commissions to Queen Anne's County residents Richard Ireland Jones, Thomas Emory and Joseph H. Nicholson to establish militia cavalry units. Jones led . . . Map (db m199243) HM
56Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Crumpton — Callister’s Ferry
On Crumpton Road (Maryland Route 290), on the left when traveling north.
Near this spot Henry Callister, Merchant, operated a rope and raft ferry across the Chester River during the 1750’s and 1760’s. Well into the next century the crossing at Crumpton continued to be known as “Callister’s Ferry.” It served . . . Map (db m114903) HM
57Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Grasonville — Forest Values for the Bay: loblolly pine plantation
On Discovery Lane east of Wanuga Lane, on the right when traveling west.
Forests are the key to healthy air, water and land. This forest, planted with one kind of tree, creates much less biodiversity than natural mixed forests, but it provides great benefits to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem:
✤ . . . Map (db m204959) HM
58Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Grasonville — Haven for Biodiversity: hardwood forest
On Discovery Lane, 0.1 miles west of Perrys Corner Road, on the left when traveling west.
Once, almost all of the Chesapeake Bay watershed was covered with forest. Over the years, most of the old forests were cut down. This forest has grown back naturally, with a diversity of plants adapted to this location. Mixed hardwood forests . . . Map (db m204961) HM
59Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Grasonville — Island in the Marsh: a hummockChesapeake Bay Environmental Center
On Discovery Lane.
Rising above the salt marsh is a wooded island called a hummock. Here, loblolly pine, bayberry, and holly take root in the drier soil and protect wildlife from the challenging conditions of the open marsh. Who takes shelter in the hummock? . . . Map (db m69918)
60Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Grasonville — Road to BattleStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
On Main Street.
About 300 British soldiers approached Queenstown by road on August 13, 1813. Their part in a two-pronged attack involved a steamy march across Kent Island and The Narrows, towing two field cannon. The nighttime march was interrupted near dawn by a . . . Map (db m80814) WM
61Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Kent Narrows — Crossing PointStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
On Main Street.
British soldiers approaching Queenstown by land August 13, 1813, had to negotiate a thin mile-long causeway through marshes at The Narrows. The only road connection between Kent Island and the Eastern Shore mainland was the crude hand-dug rutted . . . Map (db m80824) HM
62Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Kent Narrows — Working the Waters
On Main Street.
Large scale harvesting of the riches of the Chesapeake Bay did not begin until after the Civil War. By 1900 almost a quarter of all U.S. registered boats were making a profit on the Chesapeake Bay. During the height of the Kent Narrows seafood . . . Map (db m80823) HM
63Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — "Clover Field"1622 Acres
On Wye Mills Road (Maryland Route 662) at Foremans Landing Road on Wye Mills Road. Reported missing.
Patented to William Hensley in 1730 as a resurvey of several earlier tracts granted in the sixteen hundreds. The house contains some fine woodwork. The Hemsley graveyard has some interesting tombs.Map (db m3894) HM
64Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — “Bloomingdale”
On U.S. 50, 0.1 miles east of Bloomingdale Road, on the right when traveling west.
Patented 7 June, 1665, by Captain Robert Morris as “Mount Mill.” Purchased by Jacob Seth 1685, acquired about 1820 by Edward Harris whose heirs Misses Mary and Sallie Harris renamed it “Bloomingdale.” It passed under will of . . . Map (db m3130) HM
65Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — “Lord’s Gift”1050 Acres.
On Maryland Route 18 at U.S. 301, on the right when traveling south on State Route 18.
Granted to Henry Coursey 1658 1000 acres by order of Lord Baltimore for “conspicuous faithfulness to him during the late contest” (the Uprising of 1652 by Richard Bennett and William Claiborne). The 50 acres were for transporting . . . Map (db m129228) HM
66Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — “Morgan’s Neck” / Richard Bennett III and Elizabeth Rousby
On Ice House Point Road, 0.2 miles east of Bennett’s Point Road, on the right when traveling east.
“Morgan’s Neck” “Morgan’s Neck” (300 acres) was patented by Cecil Calvert on January 26, 1658, to “Henry Morgan, of the Isle of Kent, gentleman,” for transporting into the province Frances Malyn and Francis . . . Map (db m3125) HM
67Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Battle of Slippery HillAugust 13, 1813
On Maryland Route 18 at Bennett’s Point Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 18.
American Videttes skirmished with approximately 300 British troops under the command of Col. Sir Thomas Sidney Beckwith as they advanced on Queenstown along this road. Two British soldiers and Beckwith’s horse were killed. Fearful of being cut off . . . Map (db m129229) HM
68Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Bennett’s Point Farm
On Bennett’s Point Road, 0.2 miles south of Wye Ferry Road, on the right when traveling south.
Originally called “Morgan’s Neck.” Surveyed in 1658 for Henry Morgan of the “Isle of Kent” as two tracts of 150 acres each. Henry Morgan was given the land for transporting two indentured servants into the province. The . . . Map (db m3128) HM
69Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Bowlingly
On Maryland Avenue at Embert Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Maryland Avenue.
Estate patented to James Bowling, 1658, and present manor house built 1733. East-west wing added about 1830. Before dawn, August 2, 1813, British troops under Sir Charles James Napier landed here and after defeating the local militia seriously . . . Map (db m3116) HM
70Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Bowlingly
On Embert Avenue at Maryland Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Embert Avenue.
Surveyed 15 September, 1658, for James Bowling as “Bowlingley.” Patented to John Tully May 29, 1660. On August 20-30, 1813, the attack on Queenstown by the British led by Sir James Napier under Sir John Warren took place here; the forces . . . Map (db m3117) HM
71Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — British CommandStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
On Main Street.
The British invaded Kent Island on August 5, 1813. British Rear Admiral George Cockburn of the Royal Navy planned an attack on Queenstown by land and water, a pincer attack. Even though this plan was questioned by his fellow commander, British Army . . . Map (db m80689) HM
72Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Chesapeake College
On U.S. 50, 0.2 miles west of Maryland Route 213, on the right when traveling east.
This first regional college in Maryland and first two-year community college on the Eastern Shore was founded December 22, 1965, and classes began on the campus September 1969. the sponsors include the State of Maryland and Caroline, Kent, Queen . . . Map (db m3132) HM
73Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Colonial Courthouse
On Maryland Route 18 at Del Rhodes Avenue, on the left when traveling south on State Route 18.
The frame section of the structure dates to circa 1708 and is consistent with other Maryland courthouses in size, form, character and materials. The brick section was added circa 1820–40. Laws in the 18th century mostly were enforced by fines, . . . Map (db m3111) HM
74Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Governor William Grason
On Governors Way North, 0.1 miles east of Governors Way, on the right when traveling east.
Born near this site in 1788. Took office January 1, 1839. As the first popularly elected Governor of Maryland. Remembered as an advocate of financial reform in government. Village of Grasonville named in his honor. He died near here on July 2, . . . Map (db m34225) HM
75Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Historic Points
On U.S. 50 at Carmichael Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 50.
Cheston-On-Wye Stagwell Wye Plantation Wye Island. Map (db m3133) HM
76Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Lure of FreedomStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
On Main Street.
(Inscription under the image in the upper left) Nathan escaped from jail along with a former slave, Daniel Johns. The town sheriff advertised in the Republican Star for their apprehension. In April of 1814, British Admiral Cochrane issued a . . . Map (db m80688) HM
77Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Protecting the HomefrontStar-Spangled Banner Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
On Main Street.
Following the Chesapeake and Leopard affair in 1807 where American sailors were impressed into British service, there was outrage on the Eastern Shore. One of the three American sailors forcibly taken aboard the HMS Leopard was John Stachan, a . . . Map (db m80691) HM
78Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — QueenstownDivided Loyalties
On Maryland Route 18 at Del Rhodes Avenue, on the left when traveling south on State Route 18.
Queenstown, like most of the Eastern Shore in 1861, was a slaveholding community, and the impending conflict was regarded with concern and fear. When war erupted, families were torn apart because of their conflicting loyalities. It was not uncommon . . . Map (db m3113) HM
79Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — St. Peter’s Church(Roman Catholic)
On U.S. 50, 0.5 miles west of Bloomingdale Road, on the right when traveling west.
Congregation first organized c 1639 on nearby Kent Island by Rev. John Altham, S.J. St. Peter’s was established Feb. 3, 1765, by Rev. Joseph Mosely, S.J. of St. Joseph’s, Talbot County. A 1760 bequest of 50 pounds from Edward Neale of . . . Map (db m129128) HM
80Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — Surprise at Queenstown
On Main Street at Del Rhodes Ave. on Main Street.
The British set out from Kent Island to attack Queenstown on August 13, 1813. The land and water contingents numbered 300 troops each. Intending to surprise the Queen Anne's County militia, they mistakenly fired, warning the Americans. British . . . Map (db m67254) HM
81Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — The Battle Enjoined!Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
On Main Street.
On the night of August 13, 300 British troops marched towards Queenstown where a large American militia force was said to be encamped. The cornfields provided a perfect cover for a picket guard of 20 Queen Anne’s County Maryland militia troops . . . Map (db m80690) HM
82Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Queenstown — War in the Chesapeake
On Main Street at Del Rhodes Ave. on Main Street.
During the War of 1812 the young United States was embroiled in conflict with Great Britain. From 1812 to 1815 Americans fought to protect their rights and economic independence. They faced superior enemy forces on the homefront and the high seas. . . . Map (db m67252) HM
83Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — British TakeoverStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Romancoke Road.
Broad Creek was an obvious landing point for the 2,000-3,000 British troops coming ashore on Kent Island August 5, 1813. This had been a ferry landing since the 1600s. Stores of grain and pens of cattle, hogs, and sheep awaited transport to the . . . Map (db m90634) HM
84Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Broad Creek Cemetery
Near Romancoke Road.
Broad Creek was established as the site of Christ Church sometime between 1651 and 1684. At that time, Broad Creek was the center of colonial activity on the Island. From 1712 to 1826, three additions or entirely new church structures were built on . . . Map (db m67251) HM
85Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Christ ChurchTown of Broad Creek
On Maryland Route 8, 0.2 miles south of Airport Road, on the right when traveling south.
First Christian congregation in Maryland organized 1632 by the Reverend Richard James at Kent Fort, south end of island. Church moved here ca. 1650. Rebuilt 1712 and 1826. This oldest continuous congregation in Maryland moved to Stevensville in 1880.Map (db m3138) HM
86Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Christ Church
On East Main Street west of Main Street (Maryland Route 18), on the right when traveling west.
The beautiful Gothic structure, dating to 1880, has a steep slate roof, a stone foundation, and is distinctly different from most other church buildings in the region. Note the unusual chimney. This style, known as "lancet," actually dates back to . . . Map (db m137782) HM
87Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Country Store1885-1890
On Love Point Road east of Cockey Lane, on the left when traveling east.
Built for Wells Tolson Later operated by White, Howe & Frampton familiesMap (db m137778) HM
88Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Cray House
On Cockey Lane north of Love Point Road, on the left when traveling north. Reported damaged.
This National Register site is located on a tract of land once called Steven's Adventure, granted to Francis Stevens in 1694. John Denny, a ship carpenter, mechanic and farmer, constructed the earliest northern part of the house soon after he . . . Map (db m137779) HM
89Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Grollman's Store
On Love Point Road at Cockey Lane, on the right when traveling east on Love Point Road.
B. F. Brown's Store, 1877 William Cockey's Store, 1885-1920Map (db m137777) HM
90Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Kent Island“The Isle of Kent”
On Maryland Route 8 at Marina Club Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 8.
. . . Map (db m129186) HM
91Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Kent Island
On Blue Star Memorial Highway (U.S. 50) east of Thompson Creek Road, on the right when traveling east.
First English Settlement Within Maryland August - 1631Map (db m138229) HM
92Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Old Stevensville Post Office
On Old Love Point Road east of East Main Street, on the right when traveling east.
The precise construction date of this building is not yet known, but the structure appears on an 1877 map and served as the Stevensville Post Office for the first half of the 20th century. The government paid rent of $18.75 per month and $25 per . . . Map (db m137774) HM
93Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Stevensville Bank1909
On Love Point Road east of Cockey Lane, on the left when traveling east.
Individually listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m137775) HM
94Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Stevensville — Stevensville Train Depot
On Cockey Lane north of Love Point Road, on the left when traveling north.
This train station was built in 1902, when the Queen Anne's County Railroad Company extended its western terminus 13 miles to the northwest, from Queenstown to Love Point. A connection was made with steamboats for transport across the Chesapeake . . . Map (db m137781) HM
95Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Sudlersville — Dudley's Chapel
On Benton Corners Road, 0.1 miles south of Sudlersville Road (Maryland Route 300), on the left when traveling south.
The first Methodist meeting house in Queen Anne's County, and one of the earliest in the Nation, was built in 1783 on land donated by Joshua Dudley. The Queen Anne's Methodist Society, organized in 1774, was responsible for building the chapel. The . . . Map (db m138248) HM
96Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Sudlersville — Dudley's ChapelBuilt in 1783 on land donated by Joshua Dudley
On Benton Corner Road, 0.3 miles south of Sudlersville Road (Maryland Route 300), on the left when traveling south.
The first Methodist meeting house in Queen Anne’s County. It is one of the earliest surviving Methodist Churches in the nation. It grew out of a society organized in 1774. Bishops Francis Asbury, Thomas Coke and Richard Whatcoat preached here. The . . . Map (db m168191) HM
97Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Sudlersville — James Emory Foxx(1907-1967)
On East Main Street (Maryland Route 300) at South Church Street (Maryland Route 313) on East Main Street.
Philadelphia Athletics (A.L.) 1925-35, Boston Red Sox (A.L.) 1936-42 Chicago Cubs (N.L.) 1942, 1944, Philadelphia Phillies (N.L.) 1945 Jimmy was the greatest righthanded slugger of his time, hitting 30 or more home runs in 12 consecutive . . . Map (db m167313) HM
98Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Sudlersville — Sudlersville
On East Main Street (Maryland Route 300) near South Church Street (Maryland Route 313), on the right when traveling east.
Birthplace of James E. (Jimmy) Foxx 1907 - 1967 Baseball Hall of Fame Map (db m167320) HM
99Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Sudlersville — Sudlersville Memorial Library
On West Main Street (Maryland Route 300) just west of South Church Street (Maryland Route 313), on the left when traveling west.
After the Civil War the majority of the Trustees left Dudley's Chapel and came into Sudlersville to begin a new church, thus Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1868. A new larger church built on the same site was later . . . Map (db m168196) HM
100Maryland, Queen Anne's County, Sudlersville — Sudlersville Train Station
On South Linden Street just south of East Main Street (Maryland Route 300), on the left when traveling south.
Not long after the Civil War, the Queen Anne's and Kent Railroad laid track to Sudlersville's doorstep heralding a period of growth. By 1869 the railroad provided transportation not only to those who lived in and around Sudlersville, but it also . . . Map (db m138245) HM
 
 
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Feb. 4, 2023