Centreville Heritage TrailThese 20th Century tickets for Centreville, while portraying a sense of the excitement of the circus coming to town do not represent the impact of those first circuses that came by boat up the Corsica, and up this street. The Aron Turner's Circus was truly famous and came to Centreville before the Civil War. James Myers was the clown, renowned throughout the Atlantic States for his ability. From here he went to tour Paris and other European cities as one of the premier clowns of the 19th Century. Turner's son Napoleon was the star of the show with his nationally famous six horse acrobatic riding act. However, it was Abdullah the elephant who first lumbered up the Chesterfield and captured the curiosity of Centreville. This 1851 story from the Centreville Observer announces the coming of the circus, led by the New York Brass Band!
|Placed By||Maryland Heritage Area Authority|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 407558 N 4322635|
|Decimal Degrees||39.04790000, -76.06826667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 2.874', W 76° 4.096'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 2' 52.44" N, 76° 4' 5.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||443, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300-398 MD-304, Centreville MD 21617, US|
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