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Eastport was first settled in 1665 when Robert Clarkson, once a member of the Maryland legislature, was given a patent to the land at Horne Point. In 1868, the streets were laid out, and the first bridge connecting Eastport with Annapolis was built over Spa Creek. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, watermen worked on the Chesapeake Bay, harvesting oysters and crabs. Others worked in boatyards on Spa Creek.

After originally being called Horne Point, Horne Point Village, and Severn City, the settlement was officially named Eastport in 1888, by Charles Murphy, one of the chief incorporators of the town and who hailed from Eastport, Maine. In 1951, Eastport was annexed into Annapolis. In the 1960s and 1970s, Eastport became gentrified, and the maritime industries largely gave way to the pleasure craft industry.


A house on Tyler Avenue. "Inland" Eastport, defined as the area in Eastport with the names of Presidents for streets, was built in the mid-20th century and maintains a separate character from historic areas of Eastport.



The Van Buren Street Baptist Church on Van Buren Street.



A house on Brashears Street.



Houses on Jackson Street.



Houses on President Street.



Houses on Madison Street.



A house on Jackson Street.



Houses on Chesapeake Avenue.



A house on Fourth Street.



Houses on Second Street.



A house on Chester Avenue.



A house on First Street.



Houses on Eastern Avenue.



Houses on Eastern Avenue.



Houses on Second Street.



Houses on Second Street.



Houses on Chesapeake Avenue. The house on the left has had an addition built in top of the original house. Many homeowners in Eastport have delt with smaller houses by building addition on top or in back of the original houses, as opposed to demolishing the house and building a new one.



A house on Chesapeake Avenue.



The Inn at Horn Point, at First Street & Chesapeake Avenue.



The Inn at Horn Point is a bed & breakfast, located a block from the water.



Boats docked at a marina on Spa Creek. Spa Creek has historically been known as Eastport's "Main Street", as businesses gravitated toward the waterway with Annapolis on the other side, and the boatyards located on the creek. Mason's Boat Yard, where Harvey Mason built custom wooden motor yachts, was located at this spot from the mid-1940s to the early 1970s.



An old abandoned house on Severn Avenue.



Houses on Chesapeake Avenue.



A store on Fourth Street. Fourth Street served as Eastport's "main street" on land, due to the town's first bridge to Annapolis connecting from Fourth Street.



The First Baptist Church of Eastport, on Chesapeake Avenue.



A house on Eastern Avenue.



A house on First Street.



A house on Chester Avenue.



A house on Horn Point Drive. The property is another good example of homeowners adding space to their house by adding on to the original home.



Horn Point Park, at the foot of Chesapeake Avenue. It was just east of this point that Fort Horn was built in 1776, to protect Annapolis Harbor from the British buring the Revolutionary War. It was here in 1781 that Maryland militia forces were joined by Marquis de Lafayette and the French for defense. The fort also was used to prevent the British from landing at Annapolis and marching towards Washington during the War of 1812, and finally the fort served as a hospital during the Civil War. The fort was destroyed in 1866, and no traces of the fort exist today.

 

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Eastport was first settled in 1665 when Robert Clarkson, once a member of the Maryland legislature, was given a patent to the land at Horne Point. In 1868, the streets were laid out, and the first bridge connecting Eastport with Annapolis was built over Spa Creek. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, watermen worked on the Chesapeake Bay, harvesting oysters and crabs. Others worked in boatyards on Spa Creek........

Houses on Second Street.

You gotta tell me about the red tree in the background during snowy winter.
 
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