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

The Magruder Spring

(The Cheverly Spring)

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, November 10, 2012
1. The Magruder Spring Marker
Inscription. According to tradition, the Magruder Spring was used by British troops marching along the river road toward Washington, D.C. on August 24, 1814 before the battle of Bladensburg. The Spring is located about 500 yard south of Mount Hope, the Fielder Magruder plantation house and was part of the plantation. It was the primary source of water for town residents in the early twenties. The site was set aside as town property and redesignated the Cheverly Spring by by Robert Marshall, founder of Cheverly, when he platted section 1 of the town in December, 1918.
 
Location. 38° 55.119′ N, 76° 54.895′ W. Marker is in Cheverly, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Cheverly Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2203 Cheverly Avenue, Hyattsville MD 20785, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 9 (approx. 1.2 miles away in District of Columbia); In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II (approx. 1.3 miles away); Misery (approx. 1.4 miles away); With These Hands
The Magruder Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 10, 2012
2. The Magruder Spring Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away in District of Columbia); Highland Park High School (approx. 1.5 miles away); A Day at the Picture Show (approx. 1.5 miles away in District of Columbia); A Whirl on the Ferris Wheel (approx. 1.6 miles away in District of Columbia); All Veterans of Seat Pleasant (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Magruder Spring. (PDF) Maryland Historical Trust Determination of Eligibility form, prepared by Marina King, 1988 (Submitted on July 5, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
The Magruder Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 10, 2012
3. The Magruder Spring Marker
The Magruder Spring image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 10, 2012
4. The Magruder Spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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