Dickerson in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
519 Acres Owned 1794-1799 by the First President
Erected by Maryland Bicentennial Commission and Maryland Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
Location. 39° 11.869′ N, 77° 25.714′ W. Marker is in Dickerson, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Darnestown Road (State Highway 28) 3 miles south of Martinsburg Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20501 Darnestown Road, Dickerson MD 20842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brewer Farmstead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Equestrian Heritage (approx. 0.7 miles away); African American Soldiers from Montgomery County Linden Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Seneca Stone Barn (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Loving Memory (approx. 1.4 miles away); Beallsville (approx. 1½ miles away); Historic Site (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dickerson.
1. Previous marker
According to the Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, a previous version of the marker read:
1102 acres patented 1725 by Thomas Sprigg, Jr. Three of his grandaughters - one of whom, Sophia, married John Francis Mercer, later Governor of Maryland - inherited it and in 1794 conveyed 319 acres to George Washington.
— Submitted March 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,838 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 4. submitted on June 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.