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Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Samuel Wade Magruder

1728-1792

 
 
Home of Samuel Wade Magruder,<br> 1728-1792 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
1. Home of Samuel Wade Magruder,
1728-1792 Marker
Inscription.  
Lieutenant of Volunteers
French and Indian War,
Magistrate of the 1st. court,
Montg. Co. MD. 1777

Major of Maryland Battalion
Member of Committee to
effect resolutions of
first Continental Congress.
 
Erected 1940 by Janet Montgomery Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 39° 1.629′ N, 77° 8.921′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Westlake Terrace 0.1 miles west of Westlake Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7340 Westlake Terrace, Bethesda MD 20817, 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. Bethesda's Big Train (approx. ¼ mile away); Shirley Povich (approx. ¼ mile away); Leibo's Place (approx.
Home of Samuel Wade Magruder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
2. Home of Samuel Wade Magruder Marker
¼ mile away); Walter Johnson (approx. 1.2 miles away); 11333 Woodglen Drive (approx. 2.2 miles away); "Alluvium" is an artwork by Jim Sanborn (approx. 2.3 miles away); Early Blacksmith Shop (approx. 2½ miles away); "The Linden Oak" (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Also see . . .
1. Locust Grove (Samuel Wade Magruder House). (PDF) Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties, M:29-16 (Submitted on April 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Samuel Wade Magruder. (PDF) Memorial Plaque at St. Paul's Church Rock Creek. Clan Gegor Society, Proceedings, 1917. (Submitted on April 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. Locust Grove, An Old Magruder Home, And Some Who Lived There. By The Rambler, Extract from the Sunday Star, June 3, 1917. (Submitted on April 4, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Locust Grove image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
3. Locust Grove
Locust Grove<br>South Front image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
4. Locust Grove
South Front
Locust Grove<br>North Side image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
5. Locust Grove
North Side
Front Door image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
6. Front Door
Today Locust Grove is the Magruder House Branch of Capital One Bank.
South East Fireplace image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 2, 2014
7. South East Fireplace
Inside Locust Grove
Patrick Magruder image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
8. Patrick Magruder
Patrick Magruder, son of Samuel Wade Magruder, was born at Locust Grove in 1769. He served a term as a Republican Congressman from 1805 to 1807. He lost his job as Clerk of Congress and Librarian of Congress in January of 1815 when he resigned over his failure to protect the library and other congressional records from destruction by the British in August of 1814 as well as an apparent shortage of $20,000 in his accounts.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 3, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8. submitted on April 8, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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