Silesia near Fort Washington in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Broad Creek Historic District
The Broad Creek area's historical significance is derived from several factors. It includes the original land grant of Battersea; the site of the town of Aire, one of six towns established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1706 as ports for the shipping of tobacco; and St. John's Episcopal Church, established in 1692, the present building dating from 1766. St. John's is considered to be the "mother church" of other Episcopal churches in the region.
The District also includes three early to mid-18th century landmark buildings: Harmony Hall (a Georgian manor dating from 1723), Piscataway House
Erected by Prince George's County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Horticulture & Forestry • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1915.
Location. 38° 44.601′ N, 76° 59.982′ W. Marker is near Fort Washington, Maryland, in Prince George's County. It is in Silesia. Marker is on Livingston Road, 0 miles north of Fort Washington Road, on the left when traveling north. From from the Capital Beltway (I-95/495), take Indian Head Highway (MD 210) south and turn right [west] at Fort Washington Road. Livingston Road is at the first signal light. Turn right [north] at this intersection and then left into the Harmony Hall Regional Center (John Addison Concert Hall) parking lot. The Marker is at the south end of the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10800 Livingston Rd, Fort Washington MD 20744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Silesia School (approx. 0.4 miles away); 40 Members of the Col. John Addison Family (approx. 0.8 miles away); Prince George’s County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chapel Hill (approx. 1˝ miles away); “Coach” James W. Crawford (approx. 1.7 miles away); Welcome To Fort Foote (approx. 2.2 miles away); Another Shot (approx. 2.3 miles away); Reporting for Duty (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Washington.
Regarding Broad Creek Historic District. The historic district lies between Livingston Road and Broad Creek, extending north from Fort Washington Road to Oxon Hill Road. Be aware that Livingston Road is a meandering, two lane country road through the Historic District - with a very narrow shoulder north of the Harmony Hall Regional Center - quaint, but possibly hazardous due to the sometimes heavy commuter traffic.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Broad Creek, Prince George's County, Maryland. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
1. Broad Creek Ferry
When Broad Creek was a bustling port there was a ferry from what is now Arcturus on the Potomac for those in this part of the relatively rural Virginia side of the Potomac to travel to Broad Creek on the Maryland side for commerce and entertainment.
Edward Snowden refers to the ferry and that George Washington used it to get to Broad Creek. There is an old right of way on the deed maps near Arcturus for access to the Ferry. Mr. Snowden refers to an ordinary near there. I am looking for information on what structures, routes, and other information related to this topic.
— Submitted October 8, 2023, by Van Noah of Alexandria, Virginia.
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