“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Chester, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Queen Anne s County, MD (100) Anne Arundel County, MD (440) Caroline County, MD (85) Kent County, MD (101) 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(101) Kent County (101)  TalbotCounty(130) Talbot County (130)  KentCountyDelaware(250) Kent County (250)
Centreville is the county seat for Queen Anne's County
Chester is in Queen Anne's County
      Queen Anne's County (100)  
      Anne Arundel County (440)  
      Caroline County (85)  
      Kent County (101)  
      Talbot County (130)  
      Kent County, Delaware (250)  
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1Maryland (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 —
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
2Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Byway Destinations
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
3Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Byway Destinations
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
4Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway
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
5Maryland (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
6Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Enemy OccupationStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
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
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7Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Esther "Peb" Foster
Founding President Kent Island Garden Club 1977Map (db m205136) HM
8Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — Maryland's Eastern ShoreHundreds of Enslaved and Free Black Men Enlisted 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
9Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — The James E. Kirwan Museum
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
10Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — War Along the ChesapeakeA Divided Region
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
11Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Chester — War in the ChesapeakeStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
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Dec. 10, 2022