An Unexpected DiscoveryBetween 1767 and 1773, two neighbors-Thomas Johnson (father of Maryland's first state governor) and Walter Smith-twice went to court to settle a dispute about the boundary of Smith's plantation of St. Leonard. Many local residents were called to testify, and a plat was drawn of the property. The depositions and the plat contain wonderful descriptions of the plantation's buildings, fences, and fields, including old structures that were in ruins by the 1770s. Armed with this landscape information which often is not available to researchers, the JPPM Public Archaeology Program began to investigate the area that was the heart of the Smith plantation in the early 1700s.
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|Date Added||Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 5:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 368344 N 4250631|
|Decimal Degrees||38.39421667, -76.50760000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 23.653', W 76° 30.456'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 23' 39.18" N, 76° 30' 27.36" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10545 Mackall Rd, Saint Leonard MD 20685, US|
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