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Indian Head in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Araby

 
 
Araby Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, February 24, 2008
1. Araby Marker
Inscription. The widow Eilbeck, mentioned in Washington’s diary, lived here. Her daughter, Ann Eilbeck, married Col. George Mason of Gunston Hall, Virginia. Araby built about 1700.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 34.796′ N, 77° 6.851′ W. Marker is in Indian Head, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is on Hawthorne Road (Maryland Route 225) 0.4 miles east of Chicamuxen Road (Maryland Route 224), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indian Head MD 20640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Story (approx. 0.8 miles away); Saint Charles of Cornwallis Neck (approx. 1.8 miles away); Myrtle Grove Game Refuge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Railroad at Naval Proving Ground (approx. 3.1 miles away); Navy Railroad (approx. 3.1 miles away); Smallwood's Home (approx. 3.7 miles away); Christian Temple Manor (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rich Resources (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indian Head.
 
More about this marker. Although the marker is visible from the road, it is almost against the tree line, making it easy to miss. The print on
View of marker from westbound lane Hawthorne Road/Rt. 225 image. Click for full size.
By M. A. Pimentel, February 24, 2008
2. View of marker from westbound lane Hawthorne Road/Rt. 225
the marker looks worn in some areas. And the marker itself appears to be mildewly/moldy.

This marker replaces an earlier version with almost identical text, with the exception that the earlier marker dates the house at 1720. The earlier version was erected in 1932 by the Teachers of Charles County Schools.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Araby. Picture and brief history of Araby, "one of Charles County's oldest and most beautiful historic properties." (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. History of Araby. Maryland Inventory of Historical Properties (Submitted on July 15, 2010, by Jacqueline White of Williamsburg, VA - Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Araby image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Trust
3. Araby
Araby image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Trust
4. Araby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,029 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on January 7, 2011. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2008, by M. A. Pimentel of Waldorf, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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