Richards Oak

Richards Oak (HMH9)

Location: Rising Sun, MD 21911 Cecil County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 41.644', W 76° 6.487'

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General Lafayette and his army camped around this tree April 12, 1781. A Civil War cavalry unit later occupied the site. The oak, over 500 years old was owned by the Thomas Richards family for over a century. A huge limb fell August 1964, splitting the trunk, in 1965 the tree measured 85' in height 24' in girth and 115' in spread.

Tree preserved 1922-1960 by Hytheham Club, Port Deposit. Restored 1965 by Historical Society of Cecil County.
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Details
HM NumberHMH9
Tags
Historical Period19th Century, 18th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeHistoric Object
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByMaryland Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 7:33am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 404989 N 4394389
Decimal Degrees39.69406667, -76.10811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.644', W 76° 6.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 38.6400" N, 76° 6' 29.2200" W
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Area Code(s)410
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1769 Conowingo Rd, Rising Sun MD 21911, US
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