George Alfred Townsend Birthplace

George Alfred Townsend Birthplace (HMPWB)

Location: Georgetown, DE 19947 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 41.364', W 75° 23.195'

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George Alfred Townsend, famous Civil War newspaper correspondent, journalist and author, was born on this block on January 30, 1841. Townsend's novels and poetry reflect his deep love for his native region. His best-known historical novel, The Entailed Hat, recounts the legend of Patty Cannon, the notorious slave runner of the Eastern Shore. In the late 1880's he designed and built "Gathland", his architecturally unique estate in the mountains west of Frederick, Maryland. His home is now a state park.
Marker NumberS-72
Year Placed1982
Placed ByDivision of Historical and Cultural Affairs
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 466379 N 4282380
Decimal Degrees38.68940000, -75.38658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.364', W 75° 23.195'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 21.84" N, 75° 23' 11.70" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Love Ln, Georgetown DE 19947, US
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