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

Mattawoman Run

Charles and Prince George's Counties

Mattawoman Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 10, 2009
1. Mattawoman Run Marker
Inscription. Named for the Mattawoman Indians who had a fort and town in this locality. In 1670 Governor Charles Calvert presented to their king, maquata, a medal with the likeness of his father, Cecilius, second Lord Baltimore, on one side and a map of Maryland on the other.

A replica is in the possession of the Maryland Historical Society
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Location. 38° 39.385′ N, 76° 52.594′ W. Marker is in Waldorf, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Crain Highway 0 miles south of Mattawoman Beantown Road (Maryland Route 205), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waldorf MD 20601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Wilkes Booth (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Mudd's House (approx. 2.9 miles away); T.B. (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Dr. Samuel A. Mudd (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named John Wilkes Booth (approx. 4.3 miles away); Home of Dr. Samuel Mudd (approx. 4.3 miles away); Thrift School (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waldorf.
Additional comments.
Mattawoman Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 10, 2009
2. Mattawoman Run Marker

1. Correct year
The event commemorated on the marker actually occured on Septemmber 14, 1676. (Archives of Maryland, Volume 15, page 91; Proceedings of the Council of Maryland) The 1670 date on the marker is incorrect.
    — Submitted September 12, 2012, by Tony Lopez of Hermosa beach, California.

2. Hull Plantation
My family the Stephen Cawood/Ann Terrett family at the time of 1675 until 1790 owned the Hull Plantation which is described as being located here; 1676, May 8, - Lord Baltimore granted the patent for the land called "Hull". the plantation still known as Hull lies 10 miles south of Washington, D.C., about three miles NE of the village of Waldorf in Charles Co., Maryland, and 5 miles as the crow flies from the point of the Potomac River opposite Mount Vernon. Hull Plantation is approached from the village of Waldorf. It sits 1/4 mile from the highway. I found where Stephen Cawood was killed by Indians and buried on the opposite side of the Potomac river in view of Mt Vernon. I have searched many maps and have been unable to locate Hull can anyone help with this?
    — Submitted March 10, 2014, by George Alan Cawood of Bromley, Kentucky.

Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,132 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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