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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Taylors Island, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Dorchester 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 Dorchester County, MD (102) Calvert County, MD (153) Caroline County, MD (59) Somerset County, MD (37) St. Mary s County, MD (280) Talbot County, MD (118) Wicomico County, MD (67) Sussex County, DE (342)  DorchesterCounty(102) Dorchester County (102)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  CarolineCounty(59) Caroline County (59)  SomersetCounty(37) Somerset County (37)  St.Mary'sCounty(280) St. Mary's County (280)  TalbotCounty(118) Talbot County (118)  WicomicoCounty(67) Wicomico County (67)  SussexCountyDelaware(342) Sussex County (342)
Taylors Island is in Dorchester County
    Dorchester County (102)
    Calvert County (153)
    Caroline County (59)
    Somerset County (37)
    St. Mary's County (280)
    Talbot County (118)
    Wicomico County (67)
    Sussex County, Delaware (342)
 
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1Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — Battle of the Ice Mound
Last battle of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay. A tender to the British ship of war "Dauntless" was captured by Joseph Stewart and local militia near James Island on February 7, 1815. Ice along the shore allowed the militia to approach within . . . Map (db m4002) HM
2Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal ChurchBuilt 1787 - Rebuilt 1857
The original chapel was built on this site which was donated by Moses and Elizabeth LeCompte. The deed, dated September 15, 1787, is the oldest one on record for Methodist Episcopal Church land in Dorchester County. Both Bishop Francis Asbury and . . . Map (db m4042) HM
3Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — Chapel of EaseOld Trinity Episcopal Church — circa 1707 —
In the selection of the middle point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay for the start of the Mason-Dixon Line survey, this area was the center of a long controversy among British, Maryland and Pennsylvania officials as to whether . . . Map (db m4043) HM
4Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — Chapel of Ease
This building was constructed sometime between 1707 and 1720 as a Chapel of Ease for members of Dorchester Parish who lived too far away from their parish church; Old Trinity Episcopal Church in Church Creek, MD, to conveniently attend services. . . . Map (db m114987) HM
5Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — First School House
This building was the first school house in Dorchester County and was built and used on Taylors Island. Given to Grace Foundation by the Mulberry Grove Spicers. Restored by Grace Foundation 1959.Map (db m4044) HM
6Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — Grace Episcopal Church
Built in 1873 a cost of $3,500, Grace Episcopal Church was constructed as a replacement for the Chapel of Ease, now located next door to the Church, and was a part of the Dorchester Parish of the Episcopal Church. Its parent church was Old Trinity . . . Map (db m114986) HM
7Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — New Revived ChurchFamily & Faith Connections — Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway —
Founded in 1876 as Jefferson Methodist Episcopal Church, New Revived United Methodist Church was one of five African American congregations established in this vicinity between 1864 and 1880. These churches were rooted in faith communities that . . . Map (db m78782) HM
8Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — Old Schoolhouse
This building is believed to be the first schoolhouse in Dorchester County. Built in 1785, prior to the establishment of a public school system, it was originally located on the north end of Taylors Island on the road to James Island. It was . . . Map (db m115033) HM
9Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — The Becky Phipps
This cannon was captured in 1814 from a tender of the British ship of war "Dauntless". Lieut. Phipps and crew of 17 men and one colored woman were taken prisoners at James' Point by Capt. Joseph Stewart's company of militia composed of men from . . . Map (db m4003) HM
10Maryland (Dorchester County), Taylors Island — TrappedStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Local militia attacked a British raiding party whose vessel was icebound near James Island February 7, 1815. Protected by a breastwork of ice, the Americans continued firing until the crew of 20 surrendered. The two-hour skirmish, the “Battle . . . Map (db m78799) WM
 
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