The Somerset County Historical Trust works to preserve unique, historically-significant properties and promote the historic heritage of Somerset County on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our architectural treasures help to tell the stories of our past, our place, and our people.

Our New Direction

Beginning in 2020 the Trust began setting its sights on three prime objectives.

We are expanding our stewardship of historic structures by identifying significant intact and at-risk properties and publicizing them to our membership and community at large.

We will now tap the combined experience of our membership to become an informational resource for restoration and preservation. Our website will become a portal through which the public can find advice from a directory of time-tested providers of building materials, technical support, and architectural experience. 

Through our real estate and advertising contacts, we plan to draw regional and national investors to our county’s wealth of early historical properties.

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The Teackle Letter Project

A large collection of original letters of Elizabeth Upshur Teackle (wife of Littleton Dennis Teackle) are housed at the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia. This letter collection constitutes one of the largest personal letter assemblages on the Eastern Shore associated with a prominent historic property open to the public on a regular basis.

sketch of Teackle Mansion

There are 64 letters dating from 1800 through 1825 when Mrs. Teackle lived at "Teackletonia" as the estate in Princess Anne was known, and a second group of 101 letters from 1826 to 1836. 

The Somerset County Historical Trust, in cooperation with the Somerset County Historical Society, is currently focused on obtaining funding to complete the transcription and publication of this letter collection in My Life at Teackletonia and Beyond: The Letters of Elizabeth Upshur Teackle. 

Please help support our efforts to publish this
historically important collection of personal letters.

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Somerset County Historical Trust, Inc.
PO Box 863 |Princess Anne |MD 21853 |

Somerset County Historical Trust, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
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