A Walking Tour of Princess Anne, Maryland

May 21, 2015|
A Walking Tour of Princess Anne, Maryland
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There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Princess Anne, Maryland is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.

Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.

The town of Princess Anne was created by an act of Maryland’s General Assembly in 1733. Located at a narrow point in the Manokin River known as the “wadeing place,” the land was well-elevated and conveniently suited for the purposes of a centrally located town in Somerset County. Twenty-five acres of David Brown’s “Beckford” plantation were purchased and divided into thirty equal lots with “Bridge Street” (Somerset Avenue) serving as the main north/south thoroughfare. The new town was named in honor of the 24-year old daughter of King George II.

The original courthouse was erected on the corner of Bridge and Broad streets. When it burned in 1832 the court buildings were relocated a block to the south on Prince William street. During the 19th century the town was expanded beyond its 18th century limits with new houses erected in each direction, a testimony to the prosperity of the age. At the time the Manokin River was navigable all the way to town bridge.

Princess Anne is distinguished by many fine Federal-style dwellings as well as mid-to-late 19th century Victorian houses and early 1900s commercial stock.

Our walking tour will start on the banks of the banks of the Manokin River; where there is a parking area and some off the Town’s oldest history...

Title:A Walking Tour of Princess Anne, MarylandFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 21, 2015Publisher:Doug GelbertLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1458142876

ISBN - 13:9781458142870

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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