Early days in Kent County, Maryland, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data, and individual biographies in this 82-page excerpt from Fred G. Usilton's History of Kent County Maryland, 1630-1916. The booklet is printed on 8 1/2" x 11" 60# opaque paper. The front cover is an 80# card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. Among the many interesting subjects/chapter titles are: Names of officials; Events Leading up to the Founding of Kent County; The Isle of Kent; To Be Known as Kent County; Tench Tilghman's Ride Though Kent; The Battle of Caulk's Field; Burning of Georgetown and Fredericktown on the Sassafras; Freedom of Religious Thought and Worship; Ancient Shrewsbury; St. Paul's Church and Cemetery; Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal Church -- Chestertown; The Friend's Meeting House; Christ Church at I.U.; the First Church in Worton; The Presbyterian Church in Kent; The Methodist Episcopal church; Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Christ Methodist Protestant church; Schools, Founding of Washington College; Records of the First Sail Vessel and Early Steamboating on the Chester River; Flourishing Financial Institutions; The First Military Organization; Kent in the War of 1812; Four US Senators and other notables -- James Pearce, George Vickers, Charles Wilson Peale, Alexander Murray, Philip Reed, Ezekiel Freeman Chambers; Old Records of Land Transfers; Weather Records; Women Vote; Farms; Old Time Christmas; Chestertown and its early history; The "White House" farm; Throwing Tea Overboard in Chestertown Harbor; Chester Bridge; Notable Houses in Chestertown; Hotels, Newspapers; Rock Hall; the Oyster Industry; Tolchester Beach Resort; Fish Hall, the most interesting spot in Betterton; Shell Banks made by Indians; "Monomac" an Indian Tale; Some Recollections; Kent's Silver Mine; the Old Court House; Several Poems about Kent's History and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The booklet includes many photos of homes, churches, historic sites, and schools. There is also a news article from 1981 concerning the 350th anniversary of Kent Island.
Kent County, MD
Sources: History of Kent County Maryland 1630 - 1916
Authors: Fred Usilton
Original Publication Year: 1916
Original Publisher: Goodspeed Publishing Co.
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