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Indian Head in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Araby

 
 
Araby Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, February 24, 2008
1. Araby Marker
Inscription.  The widow Eilbeck, mentioned in Washington’s diary, lived here. Her daughter, Ann Eilbeck, married Col. George Mason of Gunston Hall, Virginia. Araby built about 1700.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1700.
 
Location. 38° 34.796′ N, 77° 6.851′ W. Marker is in Indian Head, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Hawthorne Road (Maryland Route 225) 0.4 miles east of Chicamuxen Road (Maryland Route 224), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indian Head MD 20640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Story (approx. 0.8 miles away); Saint Charles of Cornwallis Neck (approx. 1.8 miles away); Myrtle Grove Game Refuge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Railroad at Naval Proving Ground (approx. 3.1 miles away); Navy Railroad (approx. 3.1 miles away); In Honor and Memory (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pomonkey High School (approx. 3.4 miles away); Smallwood's Home (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indian Head.
 
More about this marker. Although the marker is visible from the road, it is almost against the tree line, making it easy to miss. The print on the marker looks worn in some areas. And the marker itself appears to be mildewly/moldy.

This marker replaces an earlier version with almost identical text, with the exception that the earlier marker dates the house at 1720. The earlier version was erected in 1932 by the Teachers of Charles County Schools.
 
Also see . . .  Araby, Maryland's National Register Properties. (Submitted on January 17, 2019.)
 
View of marker from westbound lane Hawthorne Road/Rt. 225 image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, February 24, 2008
2. View of marker from westbound lane Hawthorne Road/Rt. 225
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3. Araby
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Maryland Historical Trust
4. Araby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,323 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2019, by David Lassman of Waldorf, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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