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Born at "Elmwood" and a graduate of West Point, Arnold Elzey (Jones) entered the Civil War, Apr 11, 1861, with the First Maryland Infantry, C.S.A. At First Manassas he was commissioned Brigadier General. He served under Generals Stonewall Jackson …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM19AS_joshua-thomas_Deal-Island-MD.html
Born Potato Neck, Somerset County. Named "Parson of the Islands" by British Troops at Tangier Island. As their Pastor predicted their defeat at Baltimore, 1814. Spread Methodism on Tangier, Deal, Saxis and Spring Islands. Buried beside this chapel…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM19AR_henrys-beach_Dames-Quarter-MD.html
Site of a popular day resort for African Americans and the general public. Business woman Lorraine Henry originally from Dames Quarter in Somerset County and her husband George purchased the land in 1952 and developed the only such resort in the s…
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Levin Winder, 1757-1819, was a Lt. Colonel in the American Revolution and a Major General in the State Militia. He was a Federalist delegate to the General Assembly in 1806 and became Speaker in 1808. Elected Governor in 1812, he opposed Americ…
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About 2 miles southwest is "Tusculum" on Monie Creek, Plantation where Gale lived and lies buried (not open to the public). Born in Whitehaven, England, he settled in Maryland in 1701. His three vessels traded regularly between his native and adop…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM19AM_princess-anne-treasures_Princess-Anne-MD.html
Teackle MansionThe Teackle Mansion is an outstanding example of neoclassic architecture built between 1802 and 1819. The structure has many unique architectural features and houses a collection of 19th century furnishings. The mansion displays one…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM19AL_cultural-treasures_Princess-Anne-MD.html
Crisfield Historical MuseumThe Crisfield Historical Museum includes exhibits of Native American culture, the harvesting and processing of seafood and the general history of the town. The Governor Tawes Library houses exhibits relating to the 5…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM19AK_princess-anne-town_Princess-Anne-MD.html
By an act of Maryland's General Assembly, 25 acres of the Beckford Plantation were purchased to establish Princess Anne, named for the daughter of King George II. The town was designated as the seat of Somerset County Court in 1742 and became an i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM19AI_university-of-maryland-eastern-shore_Princess-Anne-MD.html
Princess Anne Academy was established on September 13, 1886, to provide higher education for African Americans on the lower Eastern Shore. The Centenary Biblical Institute (later Morgan State College) and the Delaware Conference of the Methodist E…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM19AH_university-of-maryland-eastern-shore_Princess-Anne-MD.html
Located in Princess Anne, Somerset County, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore celebrates a rich African-American history. This historically black, land-granted doctoral degree granting institution was founded on September 13, 1886 as the Del…
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