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

Mount Airy

 
 
Mount Airy Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
1. Mount Airy Marker
Inscription.  17th century hunting lodge of the Lords Baltimore, 9200 acres acquired in 1751 by the honorable Benedict Calvert, member of the council, son of Charles, Fifth Lord Baltimore. Here, with George Washington present, February 4, 1774, Benedict's daughter "Nelly" married John Parke Custis, son of Martha Washington. Birthplace of George Washington Parke Custis, their son, who married Marry Lee Fitzhugh and built "Arlington" on the Potomac.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 45.945′ N, 76° 49.4′ W. Marker is in Rosaryville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Rosaryville Road 0.9 miles west of Crain Highway (U.S. 301), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Marlboro MD 20772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Mount Airy Mansion at Rosaryville State Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 07
2. Mount Airy Mansion at Rosaryville State Park
flies. Stables/Tack House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Slaves’ Infirmary [on His Lordship’s Kindness] (approx. 1.4 miles away); His Lordship’s Kindness (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cheltenham United Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Church of the Atonement, 1875 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cat and Mouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); Restless Time (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bellefields (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
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Mount Airy Mansion at Rosaryville State Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 07
3. Mount Airy Mansion at Rosaryville State Park
Benedict Calvert image. Click for full size.
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4. Benedict Calvert
Son of Charles Calvert, Fifth Lord Baltimore, Collector of His Majesty's Customs for the District of Patuxent. Married Elizabeth, the only surviving daughter of Hon. Charles Calvert, Governor of Maryland.

This photo by Handy of a painting by Wollaston appeared in the DAR Magazine Vol. LVI, No. 12, December 1922.
Mount Airy Gates image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 2, 2004
5. Mount Airy Gates
Elizabeth Calvert 1761<br>by John Hesselius image. Click for full size.
By John Hesselius, 1761
6. Elizabeth Calvert 1761
by John Hesselius
These two 1761 portraits of twin sisters Elizabeth and Eleanor (Nelly) Calvert at 8-years-old hang in the Baltimore Museum of Art. Elizabeth Calvert married Dr. Charles Steuart in 1780.
Eleanor “Nelly” Calvert 1761<br>by John Hesselius image. Click for full size.
By John Hesselius, 1761
7. Eleanor “Nelly” Calvert 1761
by John Hesselius
Nelly Calvert married George Washington's step-son, John Parke Custis in 1774.
Charles Calvert and His Slave, 1761 image. Click for full size.
By John Hesselius, 1761
8. Charles Calvert and His Slave, 1761
This 1761 portrait of five-year-old Charles Calvert and his enslaved companion hangs in the Baltimore Museum of Art.
The East Wing of Mt. Airy image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 28, 2019
9. The East Wing of Mt. Airy
The east wing of Mt. Airy may date from the mid 18th Century.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,518 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on November 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8, 9. submitted on May 12, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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