Queen Anne's County Courthouse

Queen Anne's County Courthouse (HM2JWO)

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N 39° 2.689', W 76° 3.918'

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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 full stories, resulting in an interesting combination of late 18th century and Victorian period details. Note the carved gold eagle in the pediment in front of the building and the heavy double doors beneath it. A sharp eye will detect the iron shutters on the room once used by the County Clerk. These shutters and a vault door on the interior safeguarded county records that extended back to 1706. Be sure to look at the Statue of Queen Anne, England's ruler from 1702 to 1714 and namesake of the county. Donated to the County by philanthropist Arthur Houghton, founder of the Wye Institute, and dedicated in 1977 in the presence of HRH Princess Anne, it is the only known statue of Queen Anne outside England.
Placed ByHistoric Sites Consortium of Queen Anne's County, Maryland
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Date Added Sunday, August 25th, 2019 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 407810 N 4322289
Decimal Degrees39.04481667, -76.06530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.689', W 76° 3.918'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 41.34" N, 76° 3' 55.08" W
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