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

“Melwood Park”

Patented 1672

 
 
"Melwood Park" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 1, 2004
1. "Melwood Park" Marker
Inscription.  The home of Ignatius Digges whose daughter Mary, married Thomas Sim Lee, twice Governor of Maryland. Lee died here, 1819. General George Washington visited here four times and Martha Washington once. In the War of 1812 British officers stopped here briefly.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1819.
 
Location. 38° 48.709′ N, 76° 49.008′ W. Marker is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Old Marlboro Pike (Maryland Route 725) half a mile east of Woodyard Road (Maryland Route 223), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, 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. Restless Time (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cat and Mouse (approx. 0.9 miles away);
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Stables/Tack House (approx. 2.6 miles away); His Lordship’s Kindness (approx. 2.7 miles away); Thomas Sim Lee (approx. 2.7 miles away); Slaves’ Infirmary [on His Lordship’s Kindness] (approx. 2.7 miles away); Traband House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mount Airy (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Marlboro.
 
Melwood Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 1, 2004
2. Melwood Park
Melwood Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 10, 2012
3. Melwood Park
from the front
Melwood Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 10, 2012
4. Melwood Park
in chains
Melwood Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 10, 2012
5. Melwood Park
from behind
Melwood Mailbox image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, November 10, 2012
6. Melwood Mailbox
10908 Old Marlb Pike
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,300 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 29, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on January 30, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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