Teknika Baths and Kitchens is pleased to offer bathroom and kitchen design in Queen Anne’s County Maryland. The county is a rich consortium of towns each with their own unique history. Some examples include:
• Sudlersville, which was founded in 1740 when Joseph Sudler, a Kent Island landowner, purchased 800 acres south of the Chester River. The land included the homestead known as Sledmore, which had been built in 1713. Since that time until today, a direct descendent of Joseph Sudler has lived at Sledmore and elsewhere in Sudlersville. The name of the town became Sudlersville in 1839. By the mid-1800s, the village had 15 houses, a general store, a Methodist Church, and a blacksmith. At the end of the century, there were about 40 houses and an assortment of commercial, ecclesiastical, and educational institutions.
• Queenstown was “born” in 1707 and was called “Queen Anne’s Towne.” In 1710 the name was changed to “Queen’s Towne” and many years later the “e” was dropped, and it became one word. Both Queenstown and Queen Anne’s County were named after “Good Queen Anne” of England.
Queenstown was the home of the first County seat in 1707 and in 1708 the original Courthouse was built. The County seat remained here from 1707-1782, at which time it was moved to Centreville. Today, agriculture and seafood harvesting are the dominant economic industries in the area.
• Barclay was founded in 1873 at the crossroads of Maryland Routes 313 and 302. At the time it was called Merrikton, but was renamed Barclay in 1890, and incorporated as the “Town of Barclay” in 1931. The town’s population is about 150 people.
• Centreville is currently the county seat of Queen Anne’s County. The Centreville courthouse is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in the country. Surrounding the courthouse is a beautiful green plaza that has been a gathering place for Queen Anne’s County citizens for more than 200 years. The town is located at the head of the Corsica River.
Queen Anne’s County was created in 1706. The County was named for Queen Anne (1665-1714), who ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1702 to 1714. During Queen Anne’s reign, Maryland was governed as a royal colony rather than as a proprietary province, which is why this Queen Anne was “good” Queen Anne.
Agriculture is the principal economic activity, including corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, and vegetables. There are 372 square miles in Queen Anne’s county and the population as of 2010 was 47,798.
Teknika Kitchens and Baths is proud to provide bathroom design and kitchen design in Queen Anne’s County Maryland and serve homeowners’ kitchen and bath remodeling needs. Queen Anne’s County kitchens and baths, whether they are in a new home or historic home dating from the 1800’s, can be made to become what Queen Anne’s County homeowners’ envision. To learn more about Teknika Kitchens and Baths in Chestertown call us at 410-778-2036. If you want kitchen design ideas see our inspiration page.