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Riverdale in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Demiculverin

 
 
Demiculverin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 18, 2006
1. Demiculverin Marker
Inscription. Brought to Maryland in 1634 by the first colonists on the ships Ark and Dove, this demiculverin was presented to Charles Benedict Calvert of Riversdale in 1845. — Preservation and restoration was funded by the Maryland Heritage Committee of Prince George's County in 1984 to honor the 350th Anniversary of the State of Maryland.
 
Location. 38° 57.604′ N, 76° 55.91′ W. Marker is in Riverdale, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Riverdale Road west of Taylor Road. Click for map. Riverdale Road is parallel to East-West Highway (State Route 410). Taylor Road has an intersection with East-West Highway two blocks north of Riverdale Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale MD 20737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Riversdale Dependency (within shouting distance of this marker); Signs of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Riversdale (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Riverdale School (about 400 feet away); Riverdale Park (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Riverdale.
 
More about this marker. The demiculverin is on the grounds of Riversdale,
The Demiculverin image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 18, 2006
2. The Demiculverin
The marker's pedestal can be seen behind the cannon.
on the south side of the mansion. Park at the mansion's parking lot on 48th Avenue at Oliver Street.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Forward to Naval Ordnance and Gunnery, Volume 1. “The seagoing demiculverin weighed 3,600 pounds and could shoot 1,950 yards, although its effective battle range (point-blank) was about 80 yards.” This page is on Gene Slover's US Navy Pages website. (Submitted on March 20, 2006.) 

2. Another Ark and Dove Cannon. (Submitted on April 19, 2007.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitarySettlements & Settlers
 
South Lawn of Riversdale Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 18, 2006
3. South Lawn of Riversdale Mansion
Another view of the marker in relation to the demiculverin image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, circa October 2006
4. Another view of the marker in relation to the demiculverin
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,391 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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