“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Easton, Maryland

Clickable Map of Talbot 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> Talbot County, MD (131) Anne Arundel County, MD (482) Calvert County, MD (153) Caroline County, MD (89) Dorchester County, MD (148) Queen Anne s County, MD (114)  TalbotCounty(131) Talbot County (131)  AnneArundelCounty(482) Anne Arundel County (482)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  CarolineCounty(89) Caroline County (89)  DorchesterCounty(148) Dorchester County (148)  QueenAnne'sCounty(114) Queen Anne's County (114)
Easton is the county seat for Talbot County
Easton is in Talbot County
      Talbot County (131)  
      Anne Arundel County (482)  
      Calvert County (153)  
      Caroline County (89)  
      Dorchester County (148)  
      Queen Anne's County (114)  
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1 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — “Canterbury Mannor”1000 Acres.
Laid out for Richard Tilghman Chirurgeon as “Mannor of Tilghman’s Fortune” 20th July 1659. Sold by him to Richard Preston 3rd Sept., 1665, as the “Mannor of Canterbury” “together with all royaltys and privileedges most . . . Map (db m154340) HM
2 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Archaeology at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Many early African American churches began as spiritual groups and developed into mutual aid societies that provided economic and educational resources to those in need. After building houses of worship, the congregations grew into vital . . . Map (db m138292) HM
3 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Betty’s Cove Meetinghouse
Near this spot, about 1665, Quaker settlers built the Betty’s Cove Meetinghouse, at this intersection, known as “The Pincushion,” they established a school, adding one of the first public libraries in America in 1676, George Fox, founder of the . . . Map (db m3167) HM
4 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr.(1731-1800)
Nearby is the site of "Fausley", the birthplace of Tench Francis, Jr, colonial businessman, revolutionary patriot, financier and father of the United States Navy Supply Corps. A successful merchant in the last decades before independence, Tench . . . Map (db m3299) HM
5 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Bracing for an AttackStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812 —
Easton expected to be a British target during the War of 1812. A two-story brick armory in the center of town housed cannon, small arms, and military stores to serve all of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Fort Stoakes, an earthworks built to . . . Map (db m154341) HM
6 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Easton's Fire Bell1823 - 1923
Hung in the court house, the bell sounded the alarm for 100 years. In the late 1800's the bell was moved to this building which served as the Easton Fire House until 1933. It is believed to be Easton's oldest bellMap (db m138296) HM
7 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Fausley
Birthplace of Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman, Christmas day 1744. Aide-de-Camp to General George Washington, 1776–1783, and a participant in every major campaign of the main army in the American Revolution. He was entrusted to carry the official . . . Map (db m3168) HM
8 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Frederick Douglass1817 - 1895 — Negro Patriot —
Attained freedom and devoted his life and talents to the abolition of slavery and the cause of universal suffrage. Visited England in 1845 and in 1859. Won many prominent friends abroad and at home. Was U. S. Marshall for the District of Columbia . . . Map (db m87682) HM
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9 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Frederick Douglass1818 - 1895
"In a composite nation like ours, as before the law, there should be no rich, no poor, no high, no low, no white, no black, but common country, common citizenship, equal rights and a common destiny." United States Marshal · . . . Map (db m138295) HM
10 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Peachblossom Meetinghouse
Built 1880, by people of Swedenberg, Lutheran, Methodist and Brethren Faiths near Peachblossom Creek and used by each denomination every fourth Sunday. The building originally known as Peachblossom Meetinghouse, was so named because the first peach . . . Map (db m3325) HM
11 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Site of “The Rest”
“The Rest” was the home of Admiral Franklin Buchanan, 1800–1874, first Superintendent of the Naval Academy, 1845, Commander of the Washington Navy Yard, 1861, Commander of the Confederate iron-clads Virginia, 1862, and Tennessee, . . . Map (db m3180) HM
12 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Talbot County Courthouse
This tablet commemorates the additions and alterations in 1958 to the Talbot County Courthouse originally built in 1794.Map (db m3304) HM
13 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — The “Mannour of Ratcliffe”
800 acres patented January 17, 1659 to Robert Morris of London, mariner, “together with a Court Baron and all things thereunto belonging by the laws and customs of England.” One of the earliest grants on the Eastern Shore.Map (db m3181) HM
14 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — The Bullitt House
Construction in 1801 as the personal residences and law office of Thomas J. Bullitt, this historic property was gifted to the citizens of the Mid-Shore on December 20, 2002, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas F. Brady, Mr. and Mrs. A. James Clark, and . . . Map (db m138293) HM
15 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — The Gardens
Designed by Kathleen Cowgill South Terrace 1960 - North Terrace 1962 Nettie Jones Garden 1964 Developed and supported by Talbot County Garden Club under the guardianship of Doris Rend 1968 Special Civic . . . Map (db m199292) HM
16 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — The Talbot ResolvesMay 24, 1774
Two years before the Declaration of Independence, the citizens of Talbot County met on this site to protest Great Britain's closing of the Port of Boston, and resolved "to act as friends to liberty and the general interest of mankind."Map (db m3298) HM
17 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Third HavenMeeting House of the Society of Friends — 1682 - 1684 —
One of the oldest frame houses of worship in the United States. In continuous use since it was built.Map (db m3306) HM
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18 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — To the Talbot Boys Reported permanently removed
1861 - 1865 C. S. A. Names of Confederate SoldiersMap (db m197526) WM
19 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — Vietnam War
1960 1973 In Memory Of W.O Robert W. Cook USA S. Sgt. Edward F. Ayers USA S. Sgt. Thomas N. Blades USA Sp. 4 Joseph M. Eason USA 1st. Lt. Lawrence R. Bullen . . . Map (db m4958) WM
20 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — 117 — Votes for WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Home of Mary Jankins, woman suffrage leader. Along with Mary B. Dixon, organized local suffrage efforts 1909 - 1916.Map (db m199294) HM
21 Maryland, Talbot County, Easton — William Penn
In December 1682 attended a General Meeting of "Friends" on the Choptank River after a visit to Lord Baltimore at Col. Thomas Tailler's in Ann Arundel Co. "Philemon Lloyd with some horsemen waited on Penn" by order of Lord Baltimore.Map (db m138297) HM
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Jul. 20, 2024