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

“Mount Lubentia”

 
 
"Mount Lubentia" Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 26, 2004
1. "Mount Lubentia" Marker
Inscription. (Patented by Ninian Beall as “Largo,” 1686) Known as “Castle Magruder” where lived Rev. Jonathan Boucher, tutor to “Jackie” Custis.

George and Martha Washington, Nelly and John Parke Custis, Benedict Calvert, and Robert Eden, last royal governor of Maryland, were here September 4-5, 1772.

Washington was also here September 6, 7, October 4, 10, 1772 and April 12, 1773.
 
Erected 1932 by George Washington Bicentennial.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.954′ N, 76° 48.8′ W. Marker is in Kettering, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Largo Road (Route 202) 0.1 miles south of Kettering Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is a few feet off the roadway. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20774, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chesapeake Carousel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Weary Warriors (approx. 1.4 miles away); Archaeology at the Brick Quarters (approx.
Jonathan Boucher, M.A. image. Click for full size.
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2. Jonathan Boucher, M.A.
Jonathan Boucher, pastor, teacher, staunch Tory and friend of George Washington, lived and taught in the house that preceded the c. 1798 house on this site. Before Boucher returned to England in September of 1775, he wrote to George Washington, "You are no longer worthy of my friendship: a man of honour can no longer without dishonour be connected with you. With your cause I renounce you; and now for the last time subscribe myself, sir, Your humble servant, Jonathan Boucher."
Portrait from Letters of Jonathan Boucher to George Washington, 1899
1.4 miles away); Seeking Freedom (approx. 1.4 miles away); Northampton Slave Quarters and Archaeological Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Archaeology at the Frame Quarters (approx. 1˝ miles away); The History of Watkins Regional Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ridgley (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mount Lubentia, PG:73-16. National Register Registration Form. “Mount Lubentia is a large hip-roofed Federal-style Flemish bond brick dwelling built c. 1798, possibly on the foundation of an earlier dwelling.” (Submitted on November 7, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPolitics
 
Mount Lubentia<br>601 Largo Road image. Click for full size.
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3. Mount Lubentia
601 Largo Road
Photo by Jack E. Boucher
Mount Lubentia, 1888 image. Click for full size.
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4. Mount Lubentia, 1888
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,459 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
 
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