Landowner, Lawyer, Suffragette
— 1601 - 1671 —Despite occasional conflicts between European settlers and local Indians, Mistress Margaret Brent of Saint Mary's City, Maryland, was granted the first land patent on Piper's Island (later known as Jones Point) in 1654. An extraordinary woman for her time, Brent appears here before the Maryland Assembly requesting not only the right to vote, but the right to two votes—one for herself as a landowner and one as Lord Baltimore's attorney.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322733 N 4295545|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79085000, -77.04106667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.451', W 77° 2.464'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 27.06" N, 77° 2' 27.84" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 111 I-95, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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