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

Charles Town

 
 
Charles Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, August 19, 2013
1. Charles Town Marker
Inscription.  Near this place the first courthouse in Prince George's County was erected in 1698, which served as the center of county government until 1721, when the county seat was moved to Upper Marlborough. The village of Charles Town was built on a tract of land called "Mount Calvert Manor" granted in 1658 to Philip Calvert, 5th Governor of Maryland. Of the original village, only the Manor House, Mount Calvet, remains.
 
Erected 1972 by Gov. William Smallwood Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1698.
 
Location. 38° 46.876′ N, 76° 43.158′ W. Marker is in Croom, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Mount Calvert Road, 2.4 miles east of Croom Road (Maryland Route 382), on the right 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
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walking distance of this marker. First Americans at Mount Calvert (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Woodland Indians (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Calvert, Early Town (approx. ¼ mile away); Chesapeake Beach Railway (approx. 0.3 miles away); The War of 1812 and the Chesapeake Flotilla (approx. 0.3 miles away); Explosive Scene (approx. 0.3 miles away); African-Americans at Mount Calvert (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Croom.
 
Charles Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, August 19, 2013
2. Charles Town Marker
Charles Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, August 19, 2013
3. Charles Town Marker
U.&nbspS. D. 1812 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
4. U. S. D. 1812
This marker was erected by the United States Daughters of 1812; it does not mention the War of 1812, despite the fact that Mt. Calvert on the site of Charles Town did have significance in the 1814 British invasion of Washington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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