Eastport's Oldest House

Eastport's Oldest House (HM38X)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21403 Anne Arundel County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 58.42', W 76° 28.748'

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This is the oldest house in Eastport. For nearly 100 years it belonged to the Williams family.

Jonas and Louisa Williams and their eight children moved here in 1876. They used the first floor as a grocery store, selling homemade sauerkraut to neighbors. After she was widowed, Louisa offered her front parlor as a school and a polling place. The hosue stayed in the family until 1972.

For all of its years, the Williams House has been a landmark. Today, it is a bed and breakfast inn and still retains much of its original charm and architectural character.

Text with map: The Williams House is shown in green on this 1908 Sanborn Map. Note the pink rowhouses of Murphy's Row on Port Lane nearby.
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HM NumberHM38X
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Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:06pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371868 N 4314894
Decimal Degrees38.97366667, -76.47913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.42', W 76° 28.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 25.20" N, 76° 28' 44.88" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 703, 240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17-99 Severn Ave, Annapolis MD 21403, US
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