Doncaster Town Site

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Doncaster Town Site
Doncaster Town Site is located in Maryland
Doncaster Town Site
Location Buffs Island Rd., on the shores of Shaw Bay, Easton, Maryland[2]
Coordinates 38°51′30″N 76°11′27″W / 38.85833°N 76.19083°W / 38.85833; -76.19083Coordinates: 38°51′30″N 76°11′27″W / 38.85833°N 76.19083°W / 38.85833; -76.19083
Area 65 acres (26 ha)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75000920[1]
Added to NRHP September 05, 1975

The Doncaster Town Site is an archeological site near Easton, Talbot County, Maryland. The site is located on one of the earliest land grants in Talbot County, surveyed on October 18, 1658. It is the location of the first Roman Catholic Church erected on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The town was erected in 1684 and was one of the first planned towns in Maryland. At its peak Doncaster would have contained inns, a chapel, warehouses, a ferry, stores, stocks and a whipping post, a public square, and a number of residences. Archeological deposits were recorded in 1961. [3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Location derived from its GNIS feature record]; the NRIS lists the site as "Address Restricted".
  3. ^ "Doncaster Town Site". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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