“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Laurel in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Montpelier Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 2, 2004
1. Montpelier Marker
Inscription. The home of Major Snowden. Original Grant 1686. George Washington stopped here May 9 and September 21, 1787 on his way to and returning from the Constitutional Convention.
Erected 1932 by Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities, Inc.
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 39° 4.196′ N, 76° 50.592′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Laurel Bowie Road (Route 197) and Montpelier Drive, on the right when traveling south on Laurel Bowie Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel MD 20708, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dinosaurs in Maryland! (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dinosaur Park's Industrial Heritage (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dinosaur Alley (approx. 1.4 miles away); Welcome to Dinosaur Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Three Sisters: Close Knit Communities of the Laurel Area. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Abraham Hall: A Historic African American Benevolent Lodge
Montpelier image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 2, 2004
2. Montpelier
Montpelier is accessed from Muirkirk Road which is about half a mile south of Montpelier Drive off Laurel Bowie Road (MD 197).
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Iron Production: Maryland's Industrial Past - The Iron Making Process (approx. 1.8 miles away); When the Iron was Hot: African America Ironworkers of Muirkirk (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel.
Additional comments.
1. Landmark status
Montpelier was designated a National Historic Landmark on April 11, 1970.
    — Submitted March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,226 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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