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Historic St. Mary's City - Maryland's First Settlement And State Capital

On the grounds of Historic St. Mary's City museum is a rock with plaque that was donated by the Maryland Heritage Committee for Maryland's 350th anniversary celebration that reads:


Upon This Shore

On Saturday, June 23,1984

The Honorable Harry Hughes,

Governor of Maryland


His Royal Highness,

Edward, Duke of Kent


dedicated this place, the site of our

State's first settlement and first

Capital to the memory of the first

colonists who came here from

England in 1634. To those courageous

Marylanders their successors

dedicate this resurrected St. Mary's

City and pledge all Marylanders to

its preservation and veneration.

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Taken on September 1, 2012