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Historical Markers in Piney Point, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of St. Mary'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 St. Mary s County, MD (297) Calvert County, MD (153) Charles County, MD (150) Dorchester County, MD (148) Somerset County, MD (37) Northumberland County, VA (43) Westmoreland County, VA (103)  St.Mary'sCounty(297) St. Mary's County (297)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  CharlesCounty(150) Charles County (150)  DorchesterCounty(148) Dorchester County (148)  SomersetCounty(37) Somerset County (37)  NorthumberlandCountyVirginia(43) Northumberland County (43)  WestmorelandCounty(103) Westmoreland County (103)
Leonardtown is the county seat for St. Mary's County
Piney Point is in St. Mary's County
      St. Mary's County (297)  
ADJACENT TO ST. MARY'S COUNTY
      Calvert County (153)  
      Charles County (150)  
      Dorchester County (148)  
      Somerset County (37)  
      Northumberland County, Virginia (43)  
      Westmoreland County, Virginia (103)  
 
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1 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Bay Lights
Protecting ships from treacherous waters has been a necessity since ancient times when bonfires and strategically placed cottage lanterns warned seamen of dangers in fog and darkness. Lighthouses of the Chesapeake and Potomac River waterways are . . . Map (db m9011) HM
2 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — British Landing PreventedJuly 17, 1776
Capt. Rezin Beall (later Brig. Gen. in "Flying Camp") was wounded here in repulse of British efforts to cross to mainland from St. George's Island. Fighting continued until July 29, Lord Dunmore, commanding 72 marauding British vessels on Potomac . . . Map (db m18720) HM
3 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Fueling ProgressSteuart Petroleum Company
The Steuart Petroleum Company, established in 1904, was the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area's largest independent supplier of commercial and residential oil, lubricants and fuel. In 1949, Steuart Petroleum purchased a 320-acre farm bordering . . . Map (db m203065) HM
4 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Lighthouses of the ChesapeakeLighting the Way
Protecting ships from treacherous waters has been a necessity since ancient times when bonfires and strategically placed cottage lanterns warned seamen of dangers in fog and darkness. Light houses of the Potomac River waterways are variations . . . Map (db m192976) HM
5 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Map of Lower Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay
Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park, a Chesapeake Bay Gateway, is one of your entry points to enjoy and learn about the places and stories of the Chesapeake and its watershed. The 64,000 square-mile watershed is a complete ecosystem. . . . Map (db m9019) HM
6 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Military Influence Reported permanently removed
In 1921, the United States Navy sent the first torpedo testing barge from Alexandria, Virginia to Piney Point where a 33-year testing facility would be established. Later, with the onset of WW II in 1941, the torpedo testing became a 24-hour . . . Map (db m138943) HM
7 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Military Influence
Torpedoes arrive at Piney Point. In 1921, the United States Navy sent the first torpedo testing barges from Alexandria, Virginia, to Piney Point. By the onset of World War II, torpedo testing became a regular operation. The Navy purchased . . . Map (db m207239) HM
8 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Natural Highways Reported permanently removed
The Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries have served as natural highways since the beginning of civilization. With the gradual development of villages and settlements along the shorelines, the waterways became the primary means of transportation . . . Map (db m9014) HM
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9 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Natural HighwaysChesapeake Connects the Land
The Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries have served as natural highways since the beginning of civilization. With gradual development of villages and settlements along the shorelines, the waterways became the primary means of . . . Map (db m192973) HM
10 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — OspreyPandion haliaetus
Visit Piney Point between March and October and you might see osprey at home on pilings used to moor oil barges. These graceful birds of prey return every year around St. Patricks Day from their winter homes in Brazil, Colombia or Venezuela. The . . . Map (db m9016) HM
11 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Piney Point“Summer White House”
The Piney Point area possesses its own unique social history and charm. Named for the loblolly and long leaf yellow pines along the shoreline, Piney Point became the social center of Washington D.C. between 1820 and 1910. President James Monroe . . . Map (db m94280) HM
12 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Piney Point Lighthouse
On Christmas Eve of 1835, land consisting of 2.5 acres was purchased by the Federal Government from William and Charlotte Suter for three hundred dollars. The following year the first lighthouse constructed entirely on the shoreline of the Potomac . . . Map (db m94283) HM
13 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Piney Point LighthouseThe Potomac Flotilla Reported permanently removed
In 1861, the U.S. created the Potomac Flotilla (gunboats and other armed vessels) to patrol the river and intercept Confederate blockade runners. Nevertheless, St. Mary's County residents frequently ferried supplies and men across to Virginia. A . . . Map (db m188560) HM
14 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Piney Point LighthouseThe Potomac Flotilla
Here at Piney Point Lighthouse on December 11, 1861, Captain Shore of the steamer Chamberlin disembarked when he saw a distress flag flying. Inside the lighthouse, the wife of Keeper Robert J. Marshall, reported that "five or six loads of . . . Map (db m188667) HM
15 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Piney Point LighthouseA Mariner's Beacon Reported permanently removed
On Christmas Eve 1835, the Federal Government purchased 2.5 acres of land from William and Charlotte Suter for $300. A year later the first lighthouse constructed entirely on the shoreline of the Potomac River went into service at Piney Point. . . . Map (db m192977) HM
16 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Piney Point LighthouseA Mariner's Beacon
On Christmas Eve 1835, the Federal Government purchased 2.5 acres of land from William and Charlotte Suter for $300. A year later the first lighthouse constructed entirely on the shoreline of the Potomac River went into service at Piney . . . Map (db m207241) HM
17 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Piney Point Petroleum Terminal Reported permanently removed
Serving the Washington area since 1904, Steuart Investment Company was a family-owned company headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Over the years, this company operated many businesses including the Steuart Petroleum Company, also established . . . Map (db m138979) HM
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18 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Potomac River Dory Boat Reported permanently removed
The Potomac River dory boat was built almost exclusively within St. Mary's County, Maryland, and appeared around the 1880s when Maryland was known as the greatest oyster-producing region in the world. Originally designed as a two-masted sailing . . . Map (db m203135) HM
19 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — Potomac River Military Testing
Almost from the beginning of the new nation, the United States established military facilities along the Potomac River - to test guns and munitions before placing them into service, to train troops and to defend the Nation's Capital. Piney Point . . . Map (db m8974) HM
20 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — The Dory BoatWorking the Potomac River
Potomac River Dory. The Potomac River dory boat was used for tonging and dredging of oysters in the waters of the Potomac River and its tributaries. Its unique design features a V-bottom planked lengthwise, instead of the usual . . . Map (db m203131) HM
21 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — The Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters Reported permanently removed
Most freestanding light houses were accompanied by "keeper's quarters," which housed the light keepers and their families. The Piney Point Lighthouse and keeper's quarters were built in 1836 by John Donahoo of Havre de Grace. The original . . . Map (db m8978) HM
22 Maryland, St. Mary's County, Piney Point — The Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters
Most freestanding lighthouses were accompanied by "keeper's quarters," which housed the light keepers and their families. The Piney Point Lighthouse and keeper's quarters were built in 1836 by John Donahoo of Havre de Grace, Maryland. . . . Map (db m207240) HM
 
 
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Jul. 12, 2024