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Trappe, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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Michael O. Bourne - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, April 1973
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Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — “Compton”
← Patented 1664 to James Elvard. Acquired by William Stevens before 1700. His grandson Samuel Stevens, Jr. member of Legislature 1808 to 1820. Governor of Maryland 1822 to 1825. During his administration Jews were enfranchised. When Lafayette . . . — Map (db m3333) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — “Hole-in-the-Wall”
. . . — Map (db m3328) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — “The Wilderness”
Part of present house, a lower wing, built c. 1700. Home of Daniel Martin and his son Nicholas, who was captain in 38th Battalion of Maryland Militia during Revolutionary War and died here in 1808. Nicholas Martin’s son Daniel, elected Governor of . . . — Map (db m3335) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — Home Run Baker Park
This Park is Dedicated to Hall of Fame Inductee John Franklin "Home Run" Baker (1886-1963) Baseball's First Home Run Hero and "As fine a citizen as any town could have." Of all the players in the history of baseball, it may sound . . . — Map (db m4380) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — Nathaniel (Nace) Hopkins
Leader of his people who was born a slave circa 1830; fought for Union in Civil War; originated annual Trappe Emancipation Day celebration, 1867, and headed it until his death in 1900. One of the founders of Scott‘s Methodist Church. Helped . . . — Map (db m5586) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — Nathaniel HopkinsSoldier from Trappe
This was the home of Nathaniel Hopkins, known affectionately in Talbot County as "Uncle Nace." He was born a slave near here in 1831. After leaving his owner, Percy McKnett, and serving in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War, . . . — Map (db m3332) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — Old White Marsh Episcopal Church
Original structure built before 1690. Early 18th century rector was the Reverend Daniel Maynadier. A later provincial rector (1764–1768), the Reverend Thomas Bacon, compiled “Bacon’s Laws,” authoritative compendium of Colonial . . . — Map (db m3330) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — Robert Morris, Sr.
Below this plaque lies the grave of Robert Morris, Sr., buried 1750. An ironmonger in Liverpool, England before he immigrated to Oxford, Maryland where he became a successful merchant and agent. Mr. Morris accumulated a fortune that he bequeathed . . . — Map (db m3331) HM
Maryland (Talbot County), Trappe — Site of Trappe High School
Site of Trappe High School. 1870 - 1944. — Map (db m4381) HM

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