“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Greensboro, Maryland Historical Markers

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By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
Goldsborough House
Maryland (Caroline County), Greensboro — Goldsborough House
Judge Laird Goldsborough lived here 1897-1970. As onetime Adjutant General of the Philippines he authored the Island's first constitution. Part of the house is of pre-revolutionary construction. Among other members of this Caroline County family . . . — Map (db m3394) HM
Maryland (Caroline County), Greensboro — Greensboro
Founded 1732 as Bridge-Town, then in Queen Anne's and Dorchester Counties. Named Greensboro 1791. Sessions of Caroline County Court held here November, December, 1778; June 1779; march, 1780. Choptank Bridge, the first across the river built near . . . — Map (db m3395) HM
Maryland (Caroline County), Greensboro — Greensboro-Threatened by IdeasHarriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
More than cargo flowed through commercial towns like Greensboro. Abolitionist ideas and freedom seekers on the move created tension within a society dependent on slavery.

Site of the northern-most bridge over the Choptank River, Greensboro . . . — Map (db m79356) HM

Maryland (Caroline County), Greensboro — Letter to LincolnChaos on the Eastern Shore
The war divided communities in Maryland, pitting neighbor against neighbor. During Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North, which ended at Antietam, a Greensboro resident wrote to President Abraham Lincoln for assistance on . . . — Map (db m3398) HM
Maryland (Caroline County), Greensboro — Peter HarringtonRevolutionary Officer, founder of Greensboro
Son of Nathan Harrington and grandson of Peter Rich, early landowners here. He served in 1778 as 2nd Lieutenant, 28th Battalion of Militia, Caroline County. In 1783, he successfully laid out town on tract called Ingram's Desire (efforts to sell lots . . . — Map (db m3396) HM

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