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

Marlborough

(County seat of Prince George's County since 1721)

 
 
Marlborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
1. Marlborough Marker
Inscription.  
George Washington
"lodged" here August 31, 1774, going to
First Continental Congress
May 4, 1775, on his way to
Second Continental Congress
where, on Jun 15, 1775, he was elected "General and Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the United Colonies." His first visit here was as colonel of Virginia militia in 1756 and his last as President of the United States in 1793.
 
Erected 1932 by George Washington Bicentennial.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the George Washington Slept Here series list.
 
Location. 38° 48.927′ N, 76° 45.262′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Marlboro Pike (Maryland Route 725) and Main Street (Maryland Route 725), on the left when traveling east on Old Marlboro Pike
Marlborough Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 19, 2008
2. Marlborough Marker
. Marker is on the triangle area where Old Marlboro Pike intersects with Main street and Old Crain Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14500 Main Street, Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore-Southern Maryland Trunk Line (a few steps from this marker); Thomas John Claggett, D.D. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Disgrace (about 500 feet away); The Site of the Residence of Dr. William Beanes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marlboro Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Turn of Events (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. William Beanes (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Beanes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
 
Marlborough marker, looking east with the Baltimore-Southern Maryland Trunkline monument, right image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 19, 2008
3. Marlborough marker, looking east with the Baltimore-Southern Maryland Trunkline monument, right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,322 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on August 12, 2010. Photos:   1. submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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