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Mariottsville in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Waverly

 
 
Waverly Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
1. Waverly Marker
Inscription. The forested land was patented in 1726 by Daniel Carroll of Upper Marlboro, who called it "The Mistake". Earliest part of house was built c. 1760 by Nathan and Sophia Dorsey. In 1786 Edward Dorsey sold 650 acres, including "The Mistake" to Col. John Eager Howard, Revolutionary hero and later governor. When his son, George Howard, married prudence Gough Ridgely of "Hampton" in 1811, "The Mistake", then totaling 1,313 acres, became a wedding present to the couple. They changed the name to "Waverly" after a popular 1814 novel by Sir Walter Scott.
 
Erected by Society of Colonial Wars, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 18.561′ N, 76° 53.806′ W. Marker is in Mariottsville, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Warwick Way and Waverly Mansion Drive, on the left when traveling east on Warwick Way. Touch for map. This intersection is .1 miles east of Mariottsville Road, where another "Waverly" marker is located. Marker is in this post office area: Marriottsville MD 21104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Waverly (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henryton School of Practical Nursing
Waverly Outbuildings image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
2. Waverly Outbuildings
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Henryton Center (approx. 3.3 miles away); Moving Goods on the National Road (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mill Town History (approx. 4.4 miles away); St. Johnís Episcopal Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Sykesville Bypass Bridge (approx. 5.2 miles away); Decatur Dorsey (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Biography of George Howard. Archives of Maryland (Submitted on June 9, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Waverly Mansion image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
3. Waverly Mansion
National Register Certificate image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 7, 2014
4. National Register Certificate
Inside Waverly
George Howard image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 7, 2014
5. George Howard
Portrait at Waverly
Prudence Ridgely Howard image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 7, 2014
6. Prudence Ridgely Howard
Portrait at Waverly
Waverly<br>Marriottsville Maryland image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 7, 2014
7. Waverly
Marriottsville Maryland
Cross-stitch by EOZ on display at Waverly
Memorial to John Eager Howard, son of George and Prudence image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
8. Memorial to John Eager Howard, son of George and Prudence
This memorial is to John Eager Howard's grandson, the son of George and Prudence Howard. It is located across the driveway from the mansion.
Another Waverly Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
9. Another Waverly Marker
This marker has the same text as the one above with the exception that "Colonel" is spelled out instead of abreviated. It is located .1 miles farther west of the marker above.
Irving J. Taylor image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 7, 2014
10. Irving J. Taylor
generous donor of Historic Waverly to the People of Howard County
Photo on display at Waverly Mansion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,130 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 8, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8, 9. submitted on November 6, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   10. submitted on June 8, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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