What Life Was Like Here

What Life Was Like Here (HM1J8G)

Location: Saint Leonard, MD 20685 Calvert County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 24.119', W 76° 30.709'

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King's Reach Site

The main house probably had two rooms on the first floor, a sleeping loft upstairs, a chimney made of mud and brick, and a shed facing the river. Archaeologists speculate that a room for storing dairy foods was located off the north side. By looking at where artifacts were found, archaeologists concluded that the rooms on the first floor were a kitchen and a private family room, or parlor.
The smaller building housed servants or slaves. It had only one room, heated by a hearth with no chimney. Fences enclosed a small yard between buildings. A nearby spring provided water for the residents, and agricultural fields surrounded the buildings.
The Artifacts indicate that people lived here from 1690-1715.
While the main house may seem small and uncomfortable to us, the number of artifacts discovered—-including many luxury items—-indicate that the family was fairly wealthy. Circumstantial evidence suggests that Richard Smith Jr., the son of Maryland's first Attorney General, lived here.
(Inscription under the image in the upper center on the red cloth) Row 1: Spoons; Row 2: Jaw Harp, Knife; Row 3: Drinking Glass Stem, Stoneware Pottery, Beads; Row 4: Book Hinge, Buckle, Thimble Fragment, Furniture Tack, Cufflink; Row 5: Rings (finger and curtain), Pins, Bone Needle Case.
(Inscription under the images on the upper right) Row 1: Buckles, Fish Hook, Scissors Fragment; Row 2: Hinge Pintle, Stirrup, Spur; Row 3: Key; Row 4: Kettle Fragment Chisel, Padlock.
(Inscriptions under the images on the bottom right) Glass Beads & "WC" Bottle Seal; Horse Harness Ornament; Tin Glaze Pottery Sherds; Door Lock; Book Hinges; Keys
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Date Added Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 367990 N 4251499
Decimal Degrees38.40198333, -76.51181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 24.119', W 76° 30.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 24' 7.14" N, 76° 30' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Jefferson Patterson Park Exit Rd, Saint Leonard MD 20685, US
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