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

Belair Mansion

 
 
Belair Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 26, 2004
1. Belair Mansion Marker
Inscription. Belair was built circa 1740 by Samuel Ogle, Governor of Maryland. Through the years the mansion became known as the "House of Governors" because governors Thomas Bladen, Benjamin Tasker Sr., Benjamin Ogle I, Oden Bowie and Christopher Lowndes were also associated with it at different times.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 58.111′ N, 76° 45.276′ W. Marker is in Bowie, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of Collington Road (Maryland Route 197) and Tulip Grove Drive, on the left when traveling south on Collington Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Belair on the Home Front (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belair (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belair Stable (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Belair Stud Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Levitt and Sons, Belair-at-Bowie (approx. 0.9 miles away); Holy Trinity Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Chapel - White Marsh (approx. 2.2 miles away); Marietta (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowie.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsPolitics
 
Belair Mansion: a Prince George's County African American Heritage Site image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 15, 2013
2. Belair Mansion: a Prince George's County African American Heritage Site
A transient panel on display at the county's "Juneteenth" (national end of slavery) celebration in Watkins Regional Park, recognizing the long co-existence of Belair Mansion's White gentry and their enslaved Black servants - as well as the "significant role of African American jockeys" at the Belair Stables in the 18 and 1900s . . .
Belair Mansion image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 26, 2004
3. Belair Mansion
The mansion is located half a mile east of the marker on Tulip Grove Drive.
Belle Air, One of the Old Maryland Mansions image. Click for full size.
By Leslie's Magazine, 1886
4. Belle Air, One of the Old Maryland Mansions
Frank Leslie's Popular Magazine, Vol. XXI, No. 4, April 1886, Page 412.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,533 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on July 2, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on November 16, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on July 2, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on November 16, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on November 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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