Thornton (Chestertown, Maryland)

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Nearest city Chestertown, Maryland
Coordinates 39°16′20″N76°1′11″W / 39.27222°N 76.01972°W / 39.27222; -76.01972 Coordinates: 39°16′20″N76°1′11″W / 39.27222°N 76.01972°W / 39.27222; -76.01972
Built 1788
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP reference # 05001428 [1]
Added to NRHP December 23, 2005

Thornton is a historic family farm located at Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, United States. The farm is located on a 352-acre (142 ha) plot on Morgan's Creek, a tributary of the Chester River. The main house is a 2 12-story, five-bay brick house, constructed about 1788, and principally Georgian in style. A 1 12-story kitchen wing is attached to the west gable end. Also on the property are an early-20th-century dairy barn, a late-19th-century animal barn, a second-half-19th-century granary, a smokehouse, and two sheds. The farm has been owned and operated by the same family for nearly 300 years. [2]

Chestertown, Maryland Town in Maryland, United States

Chestertown is a town in Kent County, Maryland, United States. The population was 5,252 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Kent County.

Kent County, Maryland County in the United States

Kent County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,197, making it the least populous county in Maryland. Its county seat is Chestertown. The county was named for the county of Kent in England. The county is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Maryland State of the United States of America

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east. The state's largest city is Baltimore, and its capital is Annapolis. Among its occasional nicknames are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State. It is named after the English queen Henrietta Maria, known in England as Queen Mary.

Thornton was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. "Maryland Historical Trust". National Register of Historic Places: Thornton. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-10-05.