October 4, 2023

Marker to Tell Story of Lynching Victim


A historic marker unveiling ceremony of justice and equity will be held at 4 pm Monday, November 1, 2021, Maryland Emancipation Day, at the Old Jail Museum in Leonardtown.

1887 Lynching Victim to Be Memorialized With Historic Marker

Historic Marker

St. Mary’s County is planning a Community Remembrance Project about Benjamin Hance, the only recorded lynching victim in St. Mary’s County in 1887. The next step in the remembrance of Mr. Hance is to establish a historic marker about his story in Leonardtown.