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Queen Anne's County Historical Marker


Location of sign - 100 Courthouse Square Centreville, Maryland


Photo taken -  October 2007


Queen Anne's County Historical Marker, Maryland

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne


Text of sign:


The Courthouse

Queen Anne's County

Oldest courthouse in continuous use in the State of Maryland, the building was authorized by Acts of Assembly after the removal

of the county seat from Queenstown to Chester Mills, later Centreville.  It was erected between 1791 and 1796 on land purchased

from Elizabeth Nicholson on her portion of "Chesterfield," the estate of her grandfather, William Sweatman.


County Commissioners of Queen Anne's County 1971


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