Eastport's Soul

Eastport's Soul (HM38Y)

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

N 38° 58.183', W 76° 28.741'

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Many African-American families settled here more than a century ago. these families, who have lived here for four generations, are the heart and soul of this neighborhood. Their religious, educational and cultural institutions are pillars of Eastport life.

The building across the street was once the Third Street School for "colored children." Following Civil Rights legislation in the 1960s, the segregated school closed. Today, the building is the home of the Seafarers' Yacht Club, a private club whose members are primarily African-American.


Text with the upper-left photo: Reverend Joseph J. Turner was highly regarded by the congregations of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and John Wesley United Methodist Church.

Text with lower-left photo: The original Mt. Zion church was established in the nineteenth century. Today, African-American families gather for worship at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, rebuilt at 612 Second Street in 1991.
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HM NumberHM38Y
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Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:07am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371871 N 4314456
Decimal Degrees38.96971667, -76.47901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.183', W 76° 28.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 10.98" N, 76° 28' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 703, 240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-613 3rd St, Annapolis MD 21403, US
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