Spesutia Island

Spesutia Island (HM2KF)

Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005 Harford County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 28.523', W 76° 5.907'

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The name is derived from the Latin for Utie's Hope, a 2,300-acre manorial grant in 1661 to Col. Nathaniel Utie, for whom this island was surveyed in 1658. Settling here from Virginia, Utie traded with the Indians, became a member of the Maryland Governor's Council and represented Lord Baltimore in a boundary dispute with the Dutch in Delaware. A peace treaty with the Susquehannoughs was signed on the island by Gov. Philip Calvert and his council May 16, 1661. A house built by Utie at this end of the island no longer stands.
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HM NumberHM2KF
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Placed BySociety of Colonial Wars and Maryland Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:17pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 405521 N 4370108
Decimal Degrees39.47538333, -76.09845000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 28.523', W 76° 5.907'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 28' 31.38" N, 76° 5' 54.42" W
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Area Code(s)410, 202, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36 Spesutie Island Rd, Aberdeen Proving Ground MD 21005, US
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