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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Queenstown, Maryland
Location of Queenstown, Maryland
► Queen Anne's County (85) ► Anne Arundel County (435) ► Caroline County (59) ► Kent County (86) ► Talbot County (118) ► Kent County, Delaware (210)
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|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|
|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|
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|
|“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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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, 1868. — — Map (db m34225) HM|
Wye Island — — Map (db m3133) HM|
|(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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|