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

Croom

 
 
Croom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
1. Croom Marker
Inscription.  Christopher Rousby patented Croome in 1671. Home of Thomas John Claggett (1743-1816). First Episcopal Bishop of Maryland (1792), First Protestant Bishop consecrated in the United States, And first Chaplain of the US Senate. In August 1814 British forces marched through before burning Washington. Croom Post Office established in 1855. By 1873 a stop on the Pope's Creek branch of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad.
 
Erected 2014 by The Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraRailroads & StreetcarsWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1671.
 
Location. 38° 45.559′ N, 76° 45.637′ W. Marker is in Croom, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Croom Road (Maryland Route 382) and Kendalwood Drive, on the right when traveling south on Croom Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9536 Croom Road, Upper Marlboro MD 20772, 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.
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By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
2. Croom Marker
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St. Simon's Episcopal Mission (approx. ¾ mile away); Enemy Bluff (approx. ¾ mile away); St. Thomas' Parish Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Bishop Thomas John Claggett (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Simon's Mission, 1896 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bellefields (approx. 1.3 miles away); Charles Town (approx. 2.7 miles away); Eastern Bluebird (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Croom.
 
Also see . . .
1. Croom (86A-027). (PDF) Historic District Community Survey. (Submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Croom Historic District, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties. (Submitted on August 11, 2019.)
 
Kendalwood Drive & Croom Road image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
3. Kendalwood Drive & Croom Road
Nearby Entrance to Patuxent River Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 26, 2014
4. Nearby Entrance to Patuxent River Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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