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Queenstown, Maryland Historical Markers

 
Missing Clover Field Marker image, Touch for more information
By F. Robby, December 8, 2007
Missing Clover Field Marker
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — "Clover Field"1622 Acres
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — “Bloomingdale”
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — “Lord’s Gift”
1050 Acres. 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 . . . — Map (db m3118) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — “Morgan’s Neck” / Richard Bennett III and Elizabeth Rousby
“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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Battle of Slippery HillAugust 13, 1813
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 m3115) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Bennett’s Point Farm
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Bowlingly
     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 . . . — Map (db m3116) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Bowlingly
→ 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 . . . — Map (db m3117) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — British CommandStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Chesapeake College
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Colonial Courthouse
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Governor William Grason
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Historic Points
→ Cheston-On-Wye Stagwell Wye Plantation Wye Island — Map (db m3133) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Lure of FreedomStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — War of 1812
(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

Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Protecting the HomefrontStar-Spangled Banner Historic Trail — War of 1812
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — QueenstownDivided Loyalties
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — St. Peter’s Church(Roman Catholic)
Congregation first organized c 1639 on nearby Kent Island by Rev. John Altham, S.J. St. Peter’s was est. Feb. 3, 1765, by Rev. Joseph Mosely, S.J. of St. Joseph’s, Talbot Co. A 1760 bequest of 50 lbs. from Edward Neale of “Bowlingly” . . . — Map (db m3129) HM
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — Surprise at Queenstown
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — The Battle Enjoined!Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail — War of 1812
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
Maryland (Queen Anne's County), Queenstown — War in the Chesapeake
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

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