Rich in History and Charm
From fine dining and wine bars to bakeries and ice cream parlors, there’s something for everyone in historic Stevensville! Have a night out filled with live entertainment at a festive local tavern, enjoy a casual meal at a pizzeria, or experience fine dining and first class hospitality in a vibrant atmosphere.
In 1850, the town of Stevensville, was founded after the sale of farms owned by James and Charles Stevens and prospered as a major hub for steamboat travel across the Chesapeake Bay. Historic Stevensville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town’s historic sites are open to the public on the 1st Saturday of the month from 12pm - 4pm from May through November. Sites include the Cray House, the Old Stevensville Post Office, the Stevensville Train Depot, the Stevensville Bank and Historic Christ Church.
Historic Christ Church
The present church is a fine example of Queen Ame style architecture. The unusual chimney style is known as lancet, a style that dates back to the 13th century. Some of the bricks used in the foundation were from the earlier churches at Broad Creek.
The existing church was built in 1880 when the town center became Stevensville. The Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
At one time it housed the oldest continuous Episcopal congregation in the United States. The adjacent parsonage built in 1866.
Stevensville Train Station and Caboose
In 1894 the Maryland Legislature approved a charter for the construction of a railroad. It was completed in 1897 and rail service from Queenstown on the west to Lewes, Delaware. The major port Baltimore connection with Queenstown was made by steamboat.
1902 the Queenstown terminus was moved to Love Point. The Stevensville Station became the first stop out of Love Point. The train continued to operate up to the construction of the Bay Bridge in 1952.
The vacant station was used was donated to the Kent Island Heritage Society and moved to it's current location.
The Old Stevensville Post Office
The Old Stevensville Post Office in downtown Stevensville, served as a gathering spot for townspeople to share news from the mid to late 1800s to the early 20th Century. Records show it served as the Stevensville Post Office until the 1950s.
Today our docents invite tourists to imagine the covered wagons and horse-drawn sleighs that pulled up to the doors of the Post Office so rural route mail carriers could load up and deliver mail from Kent Island's Love Point to Kent Point. The Old Stevensville Post Office was acquired by the Kent Island Heritage Society in 1997.
The Cray House
One of the most unique structures on the Eastern Shore, this National Register site was built 1809, the Cray House is a rare example of post-and-plank construction, where hand-sawn logs are mortised and tenoned into vertical corner posts, forming the sides of the building.
The house was sold at public auction in 1914 and was lived in by Nora Cray, a widow, along with her three children. In 1975 her heirs donated the house and lot to the Kent Island Heritage Society.
The Stevensville Bank
There was no bank on Kent Island before 1900. With limited resources and a concerted effort “The Stevensville Saving Bank of Queen Anne’s County” was formed in 1903. The building is of plain design, solid with a stucco exterior. The original ornamental pressed-tin ceiling has survived intact. The bank contained no running water or bathroom facilities and had the dubious distinction of being the last bank in Maryland to have outdoor toilets when it closed in 1960.
The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and is being leased by the Kent Island Heritage Society, Inc. as part of its purpose to identify, preserve, and maintain the heritage of Kent Island.
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