1635. Proprietary vessels clash with those of William Claiborne.
1639. First elections in province for delegates to Assembly ordered by Governor Calvert on Kent Island, and in hundreds of Mattapanient, St. Michael's St. Mary's, and St. George's.
1706. Queen Anne's County formed from Kent and Talbot counties.
1741, April 15. Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), painter and naturalist, born in Queen Anne's County.
1752, Nov. 20. Robert Wright (1752-1826), Governor of Maryland, born near Centreville.
Restored colonial Courthouse & former Town Hall, Queenstown, Maryland, January 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
1776, Sept. 16. Eastern Shore Battalion of Flying Camp fought under Colonel William Richardson at Battle of Harlem Heights.
1788, March 11. William Grason (1788-1868), Governor of Maryland, born at “Eagle’s Nest”, near Queenstown.
1794. Centreville incorporated.
1796, June. Courthouse completed at Centreville.
Queen Anne's County Courthouse, 100 Court House Square, Centreville, Maryland, October 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
1811, Sept. 7. William H. Emory (1811-1887), topographical enginer, explorer, and U.S. Army officer, born at Poplar Grove.
1813, Aug. 2. British troops under Sir James Napier landed at Queenstown and defeated local militia.
1813, Aug. 13. Battle of Slippery Hill, near Queenstown.
1862, May 27. Judge Richard Bennett Carmichael (1807-1884) beaten, dragged from courtroom by federal officers, and imprisoned at Fort McHenry.
1865. Templeville incorporated.
1867. Richard Bennett Carmichael (1807-1884) served as president of Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1867.
1870. Sudlersville incorporated.
1876. Church Hill incorporated.
1891, May 11. Asbury Green lynched in Centreville.
1890. Millington incorporated.
1892. Queenstown incorporated.
1907, Oct. 22. Jimmie Foxx (1907-1967), baseball player, born at Sudlersville.
1931. Barclay incorporated.
1936, Sept. Kennard High School, the first and only secondary school for African Americans in County, opened at Centreville.
1953. Queen Anne incorporated.
1964. Eastern Shore leaders established Wye Institute, Queen Anne's County.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge westbound span, looking toward Sandy Point State Park, Maryland, May 2001. Photo by Elizabeth W. Newell.
1966. Second Chesapeake Bay Bridge authorized.
1966. County public schools desegregated.
1967, Sept. Chesapeake College started classes at Queen Anne's High School, Centreville.
1968, Sept. Chesapeake College began offering instruction at its present Wye Mills location.
1973. Second parallel Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened.
1998, Oct. 15-19. Wye Summit. Middle East Peace Talks between Israel and the Palistine Liberation Organization were held at Aspen Institute's Wye River Conference Centers, Queen Anne's County. The Wye River Memorandum, resulting from the talks, was signed in Washington, DC, Oct. 23, 1998.
2004, March 2. Electronic voting system used during primary elections at polling places and for absentee ballots in all counties and Baltimore City.
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