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Newburg, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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Huckleberry
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — "Huckleberry"
Home of Confederate Mail Agent, Thomas A. Jones, who helped to shelter, and aided the escape of John Wilkes Booth and David Herold in their flight, April 16th to 21st 1865. — Map (db m129119) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — “Cliffton”
On this location Maj. R. G. Watson and his daughter Mary, both Confederate agents, lived and carried on a direct mail and slave route between the North and the South during the entire Civil War. Because of the unobstructed view from these cliffs, . . . — Map (db m5938) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — 300 Year Old Southern Red OakCircumference 15’7” — Height 72' • Spread 98' —
This beautiful tree had been preserved by the Potomac Electric Power Company in cooperation with the Charles County Garden Club — Map (db m10169) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — Cedar Point
February, 1766, Washington's schooner ran aground off this point. From his diary of August 25th, 1768, "Hauling seine upon the bar off Cedar Point for sheepshead but catched none." — Map (db m116346) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — Christ ChurchWilliam and Mary Parish — 1690 —
Known originally as Piccawaxen, the parish was re-named William and Mary under the Establishment Act of 1692. Christ Church, in existence in 1690, enlarged in 1750, is otherwise unchanged except for post civil war repairs. The boyhood . . . — Map (db m128806) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — Cliffton
The home of Major Roderick G. Watson is two miles north of this marker. At the start of the Civil War many persons crossed the Potomac River to Virginia in this area. From 1862 to the end of the war, Thomas A. Jones served as a Confederate agent . . . — Map (db m3827) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — Crossing the PotomacOff into the Darkness — John Wilkes Booth – Escape of an Assassin —
After assassinating President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth and his accomplice, David A. Herold, fled Washington for Southern Maryland, a hotbed of Confederate sympathizers. Concealed for several days in a pine thicket two . . . — Map (db m128807) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — Dents MeadowOne mile →
John Wilkes Booth and David Herold set out from here for the Virginia shore during the night of April 21, 1865, in a boat supplied by Thomas A. Jones. — Map (db m128809) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — 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 in 1608. . . . — Map (db m129116) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — Explore your Cheaspeake
Welcome to the Chesapeake region, a place that celebrates the natural and cultural heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. Discover our proud traditions and precious resources at Chesapeake Bay Gateways. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways . . . — Map (db m129114) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — In Memory of Robert Crain1865-1928
It was the wisdom and farsighted vision of Robert Crain, with his public spirit and progressive purpose, that resulted in the building of the first highway connecting southern Maryland to the rest of the state.

With energy, enthusiasm, . . . — Map (db m129118) HM

Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — 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 m24540) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — Keechland
Part of large tract reserved as public land by Cecilius Calvert, Lord Baltimore. Warrant issued 1667 to John Harrison for 600 acres of which 250 assigned to Thomas and Andrew Baker, called Harrison's gift. Colonel William Dent purchased in 1692. . . . — Map (db m81195) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — Potomac DiversionStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812. —
British vessels labored through Kettle Bottom Shoals near here in August 1814 during a diversionary expedition up the Potomac. When Americans destroyed Fort Washington (also called Fort Warburton) without firing a shot, the British proceeded . . . — Map (db m97034) WM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — Southern Charles County MemorialPost 10081 — Veterans of Foreign Wars —
Dedicated to the veterans of Charles County who served their country so nobly and honorably on foreign soil, on the seas, and in the air against enemy action. May those men and women be remembered always for their contribution toward the . . . — Map (db m133750) WM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — 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. The . . . — Map (db m129104) HM
Maryland (Charles County), Newburg — Wolleston Manor(2000 acres with Court Leet and Court Baron) Patented in 1642 to Captain James Neale
(2000 acres with Court Leet and Court Baron) Petented to Captain James Neale Member of the Council and Commissioner of his Lordship's Treasury 1643. House built 1661. (Since destroyed). — Map (db m24541) HM

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