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Historical Markers in Port Tobacco, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Charles 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 Charles County, MD (149) Calvert County, MD (153) Prince George s County, MD (575) St. Mary s County, MD (292) Fairfax County, VA (686) King George County, VA (22) Prince William County, VA (643) Stafford County, VA (202) Westmoreland County, VA (103)  CharlesCounty(149) Charles County (149)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(575) Prince George's County (575)  St.Mary'sCounty(292) St. Mary's County (292)  FairfaxCountyVirginia(686) Fairfax County (686)  KingGeorgeCounty(22) King George County (22)  PrinceWilliamCounty(643) Prince William County (643)  StaffordCounty(202) Stafford County (202)  WestmorelandCounty(103) Westmoreland County (103)
La Plata is the county seat for Charles County
Port Tobacco is in Charles County
      Charles County (149)  
ADJACENT TO CHARLES COUNTY
      Calvert County (153)  
      Prince George's County (575)  
      St. Mary's County (292)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (686)  
      King George County, Virginia (22)  
      Prince William County, Virginia (643)  
      Stafford County, Virginia (202)  
      Westmoreland County, Virginia (103)  
 
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1Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — "Brentland"2.6 miles →
Birthplace of Acting Brigadier General Joseph Lancaster Brent, C.S.A. (1826-1909). He served in the Trans-Mississippi Department during the Civil War and took part in the siege of Vicksburg.Map (db m7216) HM
2Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Chapel Point Park
Site of county recreational facilities from the early 1900s to 1962, at the confluence of the Potomac and Port Tobacco Rivers. Originally a resort for St. Thomas Manor, steamboats brought passengers from Washington DC for the day. Opened to the . . . Map (db m40335) HM
3Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer
Born 1723 on "Coates Retirement" Plantation. Held the office of Charles County Justice, 1749-1764. Appointed 1760 to commission on Pennsylvania and Delaware boundary dispute, resulting in the Mason-Dixon boundary settlement. Moved to Annapolis by . . . Map (db m128614) HM
4Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Discover Southern Maryland’s Amazing Stories of Exploration, Hope, and Courage
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail “Passing along the coast, searching every inlet, and bay, fit for harbours and habitations…” Captain Johns Smith, describing his explorations of the Chesapeake region . . . Map (db m120538) HM
5Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Discover Thomas Stone National Historic SiteMore Than History...
This park is dedicated to Thomas Stone, one of the four Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence and is a great place to learn more about our nation's history. It's also a great place to learn more about nature or just hang with friends . . . Map (db m120509) HM
6Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — John Hanson
John Hanson 1715 - 1785 President of the United States In Congress Assembled 1781 - 1782 was born at Mulberry Grove April 14, 1715 Erected by the VASA Order of America.Map (db m94218) HM
7Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — John Wilkes BoothEscape of an Assassin — War on the Chesapeake Bay —
Divided loyalties and ironies tore at Marylander’s hearts throughout the Civil War: enslaved African-Americans and free United States Colored Troops; spies and smugglers; civilians imprisoned without trial to protect freedom; neighbors and families . . . Map (db m1104) HM
8Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Mulberry GroveBirthplace of John Hanson — April 14, 1715 —
President of the United States in Congress Assembled 1781-1782 Died Oxon Hill, Maryland November 22, 1783Map (db m4076) HM
9Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Mulberry GroveBirthplace of John Hanson
President of the United States in Congress Assembled 1781–1782. Died, Oxon Hill, Maryland, November 22, 1783Map (db m128818) HM
10Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — On to YorktownWashington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail — Road to Victory —
Upon arrival of French forces in Newport, Rhode Island in July 1780, Baron Ludwig von Closen, a captain in the Royal Deux-Ponts Regiment, was selected by General Rochambeau as one of his aides-de-camp. Closen accompanied Rochambeau on most of his . . . Map (db m62756) HM
11Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Port Tobacco
The Indian village of Potobac, visited in 1608 by Capt. John Smith, occupied this site. County Seat of Charles County, 1658 - 1895. Washington visited here frequently. Site of St. Columba Lodge No. 11 A. F.& A. M., chartered April 18, 1793.Map (db m128824) HM
12Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Port Tobacco
In this center of Confederate activity, at the Brawner Hotel, Detective Captain William Williams unsuccessfully offered Thomas Jones $100,000 reward for information that would lead to the capture of John Wilkes Booth.Map (db m128825) HM
13Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Port Tobacco: A Maryland Mosaic
On this ground, two cultures — Indian and European — confronted one another. Here a commercial town and government center grew, declined, grew again, and declined again. Residents raised supplies for the Continental Army and, . . . Map (db m142892) HM
14Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Port Tobacco: Commerce
During the 17th century, local Indians often traded corn and deerskins to colonists for knives, steel needles, kettles, cloth, and beads. By the early 18th century, while most colonists dispersed across the countryside to farm the land, a . . . Map (db m128936) HM
15Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Port Tobacco: Conspiracy & the Plot to Assassinate President Lincoln
Port Tobacco was the home and place of business of George Atzerodt. Although he failed to murder Vice President Andrew Johnson, he was convicted and executed for his role in the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Part . . . Map (db m128954) HM
16Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Rise from the Ashes
Above the icy waters of Port Tobacco Creek, flames swept through the halls of Saint Thomas Manor Complex. The chimney fire of December 1866 gutted the complex, leaving a skeleton of smoldering brick walls. But local Jesuit churches and schools . . . Map (db m129126) HM
17Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Rose Hill
Home of Miss Olivia Floyd, Confederate agent, and her brother Robert Semmes Floyd, C.S.A. killed in action. Both are buried in St. Ignatius Church Yard two miles south.Map (db m39523) HM
18Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Rose Hill
Home of Dr. Gustavus Richard Brown who lies buried here. He was a close friend of George Washington and was one of the physicians in attendance at his death.Map (db m128826) HM
19Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Saint Ignatius' ChurchSaint Thomas' Manor
The Manor Land was acquired in 1649, under Lord Baltimore's "Conditions of Plantation." The Chapel was built probably in 1662, the manor house in 1741. Bishop Carroll laid the cornerstone of the present church in 1798. Here occurred in 1805 the viva . . . Map (db m70788) HM
20Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Saint Thomas Manor
4000 acres in Portobacco Hundred surveyed 25 October 1649 for Thomas Matthews, Esq., “to have hold use and enjoy within the said mannor a court leet and court baron with all to the said courts or either of them belonging by the law or custome . . . Map (db m1196) HM
21Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — St. Columba Masonic Lodge
Circa 1770 Original site of St. Columba Masonic Lodge AF & AMMap (db m24542) HM
22Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — St. Ignatius Catholic ChurchSt. Thomas Manor — Chapel Point, Maryland —
Dating from 1662 the oldest continuously active parish in the United States. Founded 1641 by Father Andrew White, S.J., who named Chapel Point. Present church built 1798. St. Thomas Manor has been a Jesuit residence since its erection in 1741.Map (db m128828) HM
23Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — The Port Tobacco Jail
You are standing near the site of the last jail associated with the County Courthouse at Port Tobacco. The jail was built in 1860 and was demolished in 1906. Imagine a two-story brick building with a slate roof. Each floor had two cells or rooms . . . Map (db m128924) HM
24Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — The Retreat
Daniel St. Thomas Jenifer’s home. First President of the Maryland Senate 1777-81. Close friend of George Washington who visited here June 3rd, 1763.Map (db m1235) HM
25Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — The Stones of MarylandThomas Stone National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
For almost four centuries, the Stone family of Maryland has contributed its talents and skills to the colony, the state, and the nation in its various capacities. From a signer of the Declaration of Independence to two governors of Maryland, to . . . Map (db m142895) HM
26Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — The Tension of Liberty
A working farm provided a refuge for religion at the cost of freedom for enslaved laborers. The history of Saint Ignatius Church reaches back to the English colony of Maryland. Lord Baltimore, the colony's founder, recruited Jesuit priests to . . . Map (db m129121) HM
27Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Thomas StoneBorn 1744-Died 1787
Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Member of Congress 1775-1784. One time its presiding officer. He lies buried at his home “Haber de Venture” one mile south.Map (db m1002) HM
28Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Thomas Stone1743 - 1787
Signer of the Declaration of Independence Member of Congress Placed by the Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Revolution July 4, 1978Map (db m94358) HM
29Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Ways to Explore Southern Maryland’s Scenic and Historic Routes
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail This unique trail is designed for you to experience by boat. It is America’s first waterway national historic trail and includes more than 3,000 miles explored by Captain John Smith. . . . Map (db m120541) HM
30Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Ways to Explore Southern Maryland’s Scenic and Historic Routes
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail This unique trail is designed for you to experience by boat. It is America’s first waterway national historic trail and includes more than 3,000 miles explored by Captain John Smith. . . . Map (db m135485) HM
31Maryland (Charles County), Port Tobacco — Welcome to Haberdeventure!Thomas Stone National Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
This property was the home of Thomas Stone, one of the Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence. As a member of the Continental Congress, Stone also helped draft the Articles of Confederation that would ultimately lead to the creation of . . . Map (db m142893) HM
 
 
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Aug. 9, 2022