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  • 08/24/19--19:51: Mary Roe Walkup Pavilion
  • Betterton, Maryland.
    1st Woman County Commissioner 1978-1986 Delegate 36th District 1994-2010

    (Politics • Women) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/19--19:57: Gratitude
  • Rock Hall, Maryland.
    The village was named for the steamboat Gratitude, which from 1888 to 1914 made regular stops here and in Centreville from the Light Street Piers in Baltimore. Before the advent of motor transport, steamboats opened remote . . .

    (Settlements & Settlers • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/19--20:03: Brampton
  • near Chestertown, Maryland.
    This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

    (Architecture • Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/19--20:15: George Washington
  • Chestertown, Maryland.
    Benefactor of Washington College Member of the Board of Visitors and Governors 1784-1789 Honorary Degree Recipient 1789 A gift from the Class of 2000 in commemoration of the Bicentennial of George Washington's death December . . .

    (Education • Notable Persons) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/19--20:20: The Kent County Free School
  • Chestertown, Maryland.
    Here stood The Kent County Free School authorized and established by act of Council and Assembly of Maryland September 26, 1728 This became Washington College October 15, 1782

    (Education) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/24/19--20:54: The Aqueduct of Xalpa
  • , Mexico.
    Arcos del Sitio El Acueducto de Xalpa, conocido también como Arcos del sitio, es una obra arquitectónica construida por los jesuitas a principios del siglo XVIII para lleva agua del río del Oro hasta su Hacienda de Xalpa. La . . .

    (Colonial Era • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Chestertown, Maryland.
    Built with Works Progress Administration (WPA) federal funding 1938

    (Government • Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/19--05:25: Widehall
  • Chestertown, Maryland.
    Home of Thomas Smyth, Sr. 1730-1819 Member of the Maryland Council of Safety 1775-1776, Commissary of Troops Kent County 1777. His shipyard built the Maryland Navy Galley "Chester", launched 1777.

    (Colonial Era • Politics • Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/19--05:38: Royal Port of Entry
  • Chestertown, Maryland.
    In colonial times, Chestertown was designated the primary port of entry for the upper Eastern shore. Bustling wharves lined the waterfront, where laborers loaded ships with local crops bound for Europe and the Caribbean. . . .

    (Colonial Era • Education • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/19--05:54: Revolution on the River
  • Chestertown, Maryland.
    The Chestertown waterfront seems quiet today, but it was a flashpoint in the American colonists' struggle for liberty. Kent County, long loyal to England, found its ancestral ties weakening with each new generation born on . . .

    (Colonial Era • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/19--06:13: Charles Sumner Post, G.A.R.
  • Chestertown, Maryland.
    African American Civil War veterans constructed this meeting hall for Charles Sumner Post No. 25, Grant Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) in 1908. The hall is one of only town known to survive that were built for soldiers who . . .

    (African Americans • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    In tribute to the employees of Universal Cyclops Steel Corporation who defended our freedom in the Armed Forces of our country

    (Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, World I • War, World II) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/19--06:20: Henry Highland Garnet
  • Millington, Maryland.
    Born in New Market, now Chesterville, where he lived with lived with his family until they escaped slavery ca. 1822-24, settling in New York City. Abolitionist and activist, Presbyterian minister, teacher, founder of . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Notable Events) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/19--08:37: Short History of Centreville
  • Centreville, Maryland.
    In 1782, an Act of the Assembly authorized the removal of the County seat from Queenstown to a more central part of the County. That's why the town was called "Centre Ville", with French spelling because of the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Education • Entertainment • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Centreville, Maryland.
    The Queen Anne's County Courthouse was constructed at the time when the county seat was removed from Queenstown to Centreville. It was accepted by the County Court on June 1, 1796, and ordered to be "taken, held and deemed . . .

    (Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Amigo, West Virginia.
    Raleigh County. Formed, 1850, from Fayette. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh, who planted the first Enblish colony in America. Beckley, the county seat, was founded by Alfred Beckley, and named for his father, John, first clerk . . .

    (Political Subdivisions) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Centreville, Maryland.
    The Queen Anne's County Courthouse was built between 1792 and 1794. Still in use today, it is the oldest continuously used courthouse in Maryland. In 1876, the entire building was enlarged to the rear and the wings raised to . . .

    (Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/19--09:25: Command Central
  • Centreville, Maryland.
    "When our own citizens have been carrying provisions--the produce of our own soil, in their own ships--to feed the armies of England, and her allies on the continent of Europe, they have been captured on their homeward bound . . .

    (Politics • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/19--09:34: William Harper, Sr. Houses
  • Centreville, Maryland.
    In October, 1794 the merchant William Harper Sr. purchased the Northern half of town lot No. 3 North from Centreville founder, Elizabeth Nicholson for £55 pound. By 1798 2 Federal brick houses had been built by Harper and . . .

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/25/19--09:39: Wright's Chance
  • Centreville, Maryland.
    Wright's Chance was moved to this location in 1964 from its original site 6 miles east of town. Unlike the large brick plantation houses that have better survived, this type of frame structure was much more common during the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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