St. Clement's Island Cross - Coltons Point, Maryland
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N 38° 12.509 W 076° 44.663
18S E 347277 N 4230384
Cross on the southern end of St. Clement's Island dedicated to those in search of religious liberty.
Waymark Code: WM14BY5
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 06/07/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
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On 25 March 1634, was the first Catholic Mass in English America. Catholic leaders left England and Europe due to the turmoil and persecution of Catholics. Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert instructed settlers to treat others fairly. In 1649 the Maryland General Assembly made this an official policy: The "Act Concerning Religion." Marker text:
St. Clement's Island
To this island in March, 1634. Governor Leonard Calvert
and the first Maryland colonist came in vessels Ark
and Dove. Here they took possession of the province
of Maryland. Erected a cross of Maryland wood and
celebrated the holy sacrifice. Here they first brought
to the new world those principles of religious liberty
which have been the chief glory of this state.
Erected by the state of Maryland
March 25, 1934
Re-erected by the Maryland Historical Society
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