Settled 1660 on North-South Choptank Indian Trail.Originally "Crossroads," later "New Market." Post for trading with Indians erected 1767. In Revolution, "New Market Blues," volunteer militiamen, were organized in this supply center for Continental army. South on Main Street is "Old House of the Hinges" so-called because of outbuildings ironwork. Home of Major Anthony Manning, who served in the War of 1812, and his son, Dr. Anthony Manning, Union surgeon in Civil War. By the 1780s, a center of American Methodism. Former New Market Academy founded 1818.
|Placed By||East New Market Town Council, Maryland Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:32pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 419397 N 4272679|
|Decimal Degrees||38.59895000, -75.92561667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 35.937', W 75° 55.537'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 35' 56.22" N, 75° 55' 32.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-106 Main St, Preston MD 21631, US|
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