Historical Timeline

Timeline
Native Americans have inhabited the Queen Anne's County region for 11,000 years. View our timeline to learn more about our great history.
  1. 1600s
  2. 1700s
  3. 1800s
  4. 1900s
  5. 2000s
1600s
  • 1609 - John Smith explores the Upper Chesapeake Bay
  • 1631 - William Claiborne established 1st English settlement on Kent Island, in what is now Maryland
  • 1650 - Tobacco established as principle crop
  • 1682 - The Wye Grist Mill is constructed