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Chestertown, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2012
A County Seat Marker
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — A County Seat
Establishing a county government is the first step for people building a stable community and a strong trade economy. The first Kent County Courthouse was located at New Yarmouth, a 17th-century settlement abandoned when county lines were . . . — Map (db m62818) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — American MettleStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
When four British barges entered Worton Creek in July 1814, local militia sprang into action. They ambushed the barges and forced them out of the creek. The Americans claimed they killed about 15 of the 20 enemy soldiers without losing any of their . . . — Map (db m80623) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — American Revolution Memorial
To the patriots of Kent County who risked their lives and fortunes for freedom during the American Revolution. — Map (db m106880) WM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — American Victory
Kent County braced for the return of the British in August 1814. Enemy raiders has destroyed nearby Georgetown the previous year while terrorizing Maryland's Eastern Shore. Now they were back in an attempt to divert attention from their main . . . — Map (db m62509) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Baltimore Regional TrailA House Divided
War on the Chesapeake Bay. During the Civil War, Baltimore and its environs exemplified the divided loyalties of Maryland’s residents. The city had commercial ties to the South as well as the North, and its secessionist sympathies erupted in . . . — Map (db m62758) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Bordley Corner
Building built in 1883 by Thomas S. Bordley as a two-story men’s haberdashery. Gutted by fire in 1910. Rebuilt in 1911. Owned and operated as a men’s store by Carl and Ruth Bordley 1922-1950. Now rented by the Bordley family. — Map (db m6157) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Chestertown Historic District
Chestertown Historic District has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provision of the Historic Site Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m69840) HM WM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Chestertown Memorial1706-2006
In remembrance of the people who built and nurtured Chestertown for 300 years including those who worked land and river and those in trade professions, and religious leaders who inspired the essential being and spirit of our town. From their . . . — Map (db m69844) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Chestertown, First Population Center of the United States
. . . — Map (db m62537) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Chestertown, Maryland
County seat of Kent County. Established in 1706. Situated on the most traveled highway between south and north during the revolutionary period. George Washington made eight known visits here between 1756 and 1793. Rich in Colonial History. — Map (db m3059) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Civil War MonumentChestertown Maryland
Erected by James A. Pearce June 1917 in commemoration of the patriotism and valor of a once divided but now reunited county. To the soldiers of Kent in the Confederate Army 1861-1865 Captain William I. Rasin; Macall M. Rasin; George T. . . . — Map (db m62822) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Cliffs Schoolhouse
The last remaining one-room schoolhouse in Kent County. Erected in 1878 to serve a watermen's and farming community and was so used continuously until 1939. One teacher taught seven grades and as many as 46 students. — Map (db m40195) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Common CauseStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
The people of Chestertown---a commercial center connected to international trade---generally opposed going to war with Great Britain. Yet when war came, most supported the American effort. Chestertown sent many distinguished fighters to . . . — Map (db m80629) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Desert Storm Memorial1990 1991
Honoring those who served from Kent & Queen Anne’s Counties. — Map (db m106885) WM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — From This Point
From this point on May 23, 1774, a group of Chestertown citizens, undisguised and in broad daylight boarded the brigantine Geddes and threw its cargo of tea into the Chester River. — Map (db m3060) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — George Vickers
George Vickers was born in Chestertown in 1801. He opposed secession in 1861. Assisted Governor Hicks to raise an Eastern Shore Regiment and attained the rank of Major General of Militia. In the trial of President Johnson, Senator Vickers voted for . . . — Map (db m3049) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — George Washington
Original benefactor 1782. Member, Visitors and Governors, 1784–1789. — Map (db m3055) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — In Memory of More Than 400 Prominent United States Colored Troops from Kent County
In Memory of more than 400 prominent United States Colored Troops from Kent County, Maryland who bravely displayed extraordinary acts of heroism as they faithfully served their country with courage & honor in an attempt to gain freedom & equality in . . . — Map (db m5414) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — In This Church
was held the first convention which proposed and adopted the name Protestant Episcopal Church November 9, 1780. — Map (db m3067) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — John Leeds BarrollPublisher Accused of Treason and Exiled
John Leeds Barroll first walked these courthouse grounds, as a prominent Kent County lawyer before becoming a newspaper publisher. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and served as the county State’s Attorney, 1854–1856, then founded the . . . — Map (db m3066) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — On This Site Stood the Courthouse
On this site stood the courthouse built in 1707 which was burned and repaired in 1720. A new building was erected in 1860 and remodeled in 1937. — Map (db m3065) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Revolutionary Cannon
Presented to The Historical Society of Kent County, Inc., in memory of Morris Keene Barroll 1893–1962. — Map (db m3061) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Rude AwakeningStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
Early September 3, 1814, at Mitchell House, British raiders roused Joseph T. Mitchell and his wife from their bed, shot their horses, and abducted Mitchell. They believed he ws commissary general for all of Maryland.

His was a lesser job as . . . — Map (db m80628) HM

Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Senator George VickersHelped Acquit President Andrew Johnson
At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, George Vickers opposed secession and used his influence to keep Maryland in the Union. He became a major general of the 2nd Division, Maryland Militia, and helped form the 2nd Regiment Eastern Shore . . . — Map (db m69845) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Tercentenary CelebrationKent County Maryland — -1942-
In Honor of James Alfred Pearce Born 1840 -- Died 1920 Distinguished Citizen - Eminent Jurist Christian Gentleman Chief Judge of Second Judicial Circuit Member Court of Appeals of Maryland 1897 - 1912 Erected August 1, . . . — Map (db m62849) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — This Monument Honors the Area Veterans
This Monument honors • the area Veterans • who have sacrificed • for their country. World War I 1917–1918 • World War II 1941–1945 • Korean War 1950–1953 • Vietnam War 1964–1973. — Map (db m3063) WM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — War of 1812 Memorial
To honor those of Kent County who fought so valiantly during the War of 1812 — Map (db m106884) WM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Washington CollegeFounded in 1782
George Washington gave to its founding, granted use of his name and served on the Board of Visitors and Governors. He attended public exercises here, 1784, and received degree of Doctor of Laws in 1789. — Map (db m3053) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — White & Black, Blue & GraySocial Battlefield Split Kent Families
In June 1917, Judge James A. Pearce commemorated the Civil War soldiers of Kent County by erecting a monument to honor the patriotism and valor of a once divided, but now reunited country. The rough-cut and polished granite monument behind you . . . — Map (db m5585) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — William Beck Nicholson
“Swish” Philadelphia A.L., 1936 Chicago N.L., 1939–1948 Philadelphia N.L., 1948–1953 Born Chestertown, Kent County, Eastern Shore of Maryland, 1914. Graduate of Washington College 1936. Feared and respected . . . — Map (db m3058) HM
Maryland (Kent County), Chestertown — Worrell’s Tavern
Site of the tavern where George Washington dined and lodged on his return from Philadelphia, March 23, 1791, while he was President of the United States of America. Originally erected 1932 by Chester Lodge 115 A. F. & A. M. — Map (db m3068) HM

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