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Alexander Magruder

 
 
Alexander Magruder Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
1. Alexander Magruder Marker
Inscription. To honor the three hundredth anniversary of the coming to Maryland circa 1652 of Alexander Magruder, founder and progenitor of the Magruder family in America, and to the men of his blood who have been students at St. John's College.
 
Erected 1952 by American Clan Gregor Society.
 
Location. 38° 58.898′ N, 76° 29.492′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of College Avenue (Maryland Route 450) and Prince George Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is about 300 feet north of College Avenue, attached to the back wall of McDowell Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Scott Key (within shouting distance of this marker); King William's School (within shouting distance of this marker); This Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liberty Tree (about 300 feet away); For Civilization Liberty Country
McDowell Hall image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
2. McDowell Hall
Back view of McDowell Hall on St. John's College campus. Marker is to the right of the back door.
(about 300 feet away); St. John's College (about 400 feet away); The Birthplace of Charles Carroll, Barrister (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Regarding Alexander Magruder. According to various geneological sources (google Alexander Magruder), Magruder served as an officer in the army for King Charles II, was captured in the Battle of Worcestor in 1651, and transported to Maryland in 1652 as a prisoner of war. His descendants include Generals James Longstreet, John Bankhead Magruder, Stephen Drane, and William Beall of the Confederate States Army; Asa Griggs Candler, the founder of Coca-Cola and Emory University; and Jeb Magruder, aide to President Richard Nixon and a figure in the Watergate scandal.
 
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Alexander Magruder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 11, 2013
3. Alexander Magruder Marker
McDowell Hall image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
4. McDowell Hall
Front view of McDowell Hall, as seen from the intersection of College Avenue and Prince George Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,704 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on December 29, 2016.
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