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Near Galesville in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Overlooking West River

Cedar Park, Tulip Hill

 
 
Overlooking West River Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 31, 2003
1. Overlooking West River Marker
Inscription.
Cedar Park
Patented to Richard Ewen in 1666 as “Ewen upon Ewenton.” Brick house built c.1697 by Richard Galloway II around earlier frame structure possibly dating back to 1656. Known as “West River Farm” in 18th Century. Home and burial place of John Francis Mercer, 10th Governor of Maryland (1801–1803.)
Tulip Hill
Patented 1659 to Richard Talbott as “Poplar Knowle.” Brick house built c.1756 by Samuel Galloway, Quaker merchant. George Washington recorded visits there Sept. 22 and 30, 1771, traveling to and from the races at Annapolis.
 
Erected by Society of Colonial Wars and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 50.988′ N, 76° 33.43′ W. Marker is near Galesville, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Muddy Creek Road 0.1 miles east of Galesville Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West River MD 20778, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Quaker Burying Ground (here, next to this marker); Site of First Quaker Regional Gathering
Overlooking West River and Old Quaker Burying Ground markers image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Overlooking West River and Old Quaker Burying Ground markers
The Overlooking West River marker has been moved next to the Old Quaker Burying Ground marker, from its former location a few hundred feet away.
(within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Carrie Weedon House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Galesville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Native Plants (approx. 0.9 miles away); Where Land Meets Water (approx. 0.9 miles away); Valuable Wetlands (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Galesville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Description of Cedar Park from the Maryland Historical Trust. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Description of Tulip Hill from the Maryland Historical Trust. Tulip Hill is a National Historic Landmark. (Submitted on March 22, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.) 

3. Tulip Hill, Colonial gem in Anne Arundel, is on the auction block. 2010 article by Amy Reinink in The Washington Post. “The house has retained almost all of its original features, from the paneling and pine floors downstairs to the marble-faced fireplaces throughout. ‘This house is as original as it comes,’ [Gary] Gestson [of Long & Foster Realty] said. The house also boasts a stone basement and an attic that leads to a widow’s walk overlooking the West River and what [Donna] Ware [an architectural
Cedar Park image. Click for full size.
Mark R. Edwards - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey
3. Cedar Park
historian] described as ‘perhaps the most impressive terraced gardens in the United States’.” (Submitted on March 27, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Tulip Hill image. Click for full size.
Richard J. Brand - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, June 1997
4. Tulip Hill
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,441 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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