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

Melford and Cemetery

Bowie, Maryland

Melford and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Fowler, December 6, 2012
1. Melford and Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Built in 1840s, Melford is a two-and-one-half-story brick plantation house of side-hall and double parlor plan. It is distinguished by a two-story semi-circular bay and a parapetted double chimney at one gable end. It was built for Richard Duckett and was the home for three generations of the Hardisty family. The grounds include several early outbuildings, the terraced gardens, and there is a Duckett family burial ground on an adjacent knoll. The bay and chimney configuration makes Melford unique in the county. Melford, a Prince George's County Historic Site, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Erected 2012 by St. John Properties, Inc.
Location. 38° 57.54′ N, 76° 42.601′ W. Marker is in Bowie, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Melford Boulevard 0.1 miles east of Tesla Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21715 Melford Blvd.,, Bowie MD 20715, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacred Heart Chapel - White Marsh (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Belair Stud Farm (approx. 1.9 miles away); Belair Stable (approx. 1.9 miles away); Belair (approx. 2 miles away); Belair on the Home Front (approx. 2.1 miles away); William Levitt and Sons, Belair-at-Bowie (approx. 2.1 miles away); Belair Mansion (approx. 2 miles away); Middle Plantation (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowie.
Also see . . .  Melford - Archives of Maryland. (Submitted on December 6, 2012, by Jason Fowler of Magnolia, Delaware.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2012, by Jason Fowler of Magnolia, Delaware. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 67 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 6, 2012, by Jason Fowler of Magnolia, Delaware. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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