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St. Mary's City, Maryland Historical Markers

 
Discovering Layers of the Past Marker image, Touch for more information
By Allen C. Browne, January 11, 2015
Discovering Layers of the Past Marker
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Discovering Layers of the Past
This area demonstrates that there are many layers of the past at St. Mary's City. Artifacts have come out of the ground here from a span of nearly nine thousand years, starting with prehistoric Native American sites and continuing through recent . . . — Map (db m80293) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Entrance to First State House of Maryland
In Memory of Thomas Harris Who with his Wife, Anne, Settled on Grant called Land of Harris In Charles Co. MD, Aug, 30, 1650 Founder of the Harris Family of Southern Maryland Some of Whom Served the State with Distinction in . . . — Map (db m80353) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Fear of War, People of Peace
When Maryland's first Settlers arrived in 1634 they expected to encounter trouble, both from local American Indians and from rival English Colonists across the Potomac River in Virginia. To assure a place of safety they built a fort at St. Mary's . . . — Map (db m94429) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Governing“…a convenient place for the administration of Justice.”
This building is a reconstruction of the colony of Maryland's State House finished in 1676. The original brick State House was located just north of here on a bluff that is now the cemetery of Trinity Episcopal Church. In that building the . . . — Map (db m81583) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — Sharing Land and LegacyCommemorating
This ancient corner of St. Mary's City includes lands held by St. Mary's Parish (Trinity Episcopal Church), and the Historic St. Mary's City Commission. They have a long intertwined history. After Maryland's capital was moved to Annapolis in . . . — Map (db m80417) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — The Arrival of Governor Copley
On May 10, 1692, Maryland's new governor, Sir Lionel Copley, met with the colony's legislature for the first time. This meeting marked the beginning of royal control of Maryland and it occurred at Garrett Van Sweringen's Council Chamber. The scene . . . — Map (db m80278) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), St. Mary's City — The St. Mary’s ChapelMaryland’s First Brick Church
The St. Mary’s Chapel, built about 1667, was Maryland’s first major brick building. The structure was built in the form of a cross, 55 feet long and 57 feet wide at the arms of the cross. In frontier Maryland, where most settlers lived in humble . . . — Map (db m94324) HM

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