“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Davidsonville in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Watkins Slave Cemetery

Watkins Slave Cemetary Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 30, 2003
1. Watkins Slave Cemetary Marker
Inscription. At this site, anonymously buried slaves were found during road construction in 1960. These unclaimed individuals were associated with the Locust Grove plantation founded by 1848. The remains were reburied at Mt. Tabor Church in nearby Chesterfield. Loss of identity in life and death typified the enslaved African-American population in Maryland prior to the Civil War.
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 38° 57.389′ N, 76° 38.812′ W. Marker is in Davidsonville, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Davidsonville Road (Maryland Route 424) half a mile south of John Hanson Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Davidsonville MD 21035, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middle Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Melford and Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Sacred Heart Chapel - White Marsh (approx. 4.4 miles away); All Hallows Church
Mt. Tabor Church image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 5, 2007
2. Mt. Tabor Church
The Mt. Tabor Church, where the remains were reburied, is located at 1421 St. Stephens Church Road in Crownsville, Md.
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Annapolis Water Company (approx. 4.8 miles away); Birthplace of Johns Hopkins (approx. 4.9 miles away); Edlavitch-Harmel House (approx. 5.1 miles away).
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,966 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on March 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 6, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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