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Chestertown Historic District

Chestertown, Maryland
County of Kent.
Bounded by the Chester River, Cannon St, Maple Ave, and Cross St
National Register Number: 70000263
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Architectural. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MD-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Town.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 15, 1970):
The chief tobacco and wheat shipping port on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the second half of the 18th century, Chestertown is noted for its fine Georgian brick architecture. Chestertown has more extant pre-Revolutionary buildings than any settlement in Maryland, with the exception of Annapolis.

The threat of the construction of a new Walmart adjacent to the historic district has been removed for the time being, although Walmart still owns the land.

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