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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Prince George’s County, Maryland

 
Clickable Map of Prince George's County, Maryland and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Prince George s County, MD (602) Anne Arundel County, MD (440) Calvert County, MD (153) Charles County, MD (149) Howard County, MD (140) Montgomery County, MD (706) Washington, DC (2313) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (344) Fairfax County, VA (688)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(602) Prince George's County (602)  AnneArundelCounty(440) Anne Arundel County (440)  CalvertCounty(153) Calvert County (153)  CharlesCounty(149) Charles County (149)  HowardCounty(140) Howard County (140)  MontgomeryCounty(706) Montgomery County (706)   D.C.(2313) Washington (2313)  (344) Alexandria (344)  FairfaxCounty(688) Fairfax County (688)
Upper Marlboro is the county seat for Prince George's County
Adjacent to Prince George's County, Maryland
      Anne Arundel County (440)  
      Calvert County (153)  
      Charles County (149)  
      Howard County (140)  
      Montgomery County (706)  
      Washington, D.C. (2313)  
      Alexandria, Virginia (344)  
      Fairfax County, Virginia (688)  
 
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1Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — American Milking Devon Cattle
Near Bryan Point Road, 0.5 miles north of Cactus Hill Road, on the left when traveling north.
American Milking Devons are a tri-purpose breed with a ruby red coat with black-tipped white horns. Devons come from the southwestern peninsula of England, where the breed was developed over several centuries. Devons are valued for the . . . Map (db m154703) HM
2Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Calvert Manor
On Farmington Road, 0.6 miles west of Indian Head Highway (Maryland Route 210), on the left when traveling west.
Originally a grant of 3,000 acres by Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, to his nephew, William Calvert, 1662. The area was visited by Captain John Smith, 1608, by Captain Henry Fleet, 1629, and by Governor Leonard Calvert and Father Andrew White, . . . Map (db m3566) HM
3Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Cherished HomelandCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Bryan Point Road.
This place has been the heart of the Piscataway people’s homeland for many centuries. Their leader’s town, Moyaone, was located here when John Smith and his crew visited in June 1608. Smith did not write much about the Piscataway, except that . . . Map (db m96416) HM
4Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Christ Episcopal ChurchAccokeek
On Farmington Road at Bryan Point Road, on the left when traveling south on Farmington Road.
Erected in 1745 when it was declared by the General Assembly of Maryland to be the "lower chapel of ease" for King George's (Piscatoway) Parish, Christ Church was the outgrowth of a chapel established about 1698 by private contributions. In 1823 it . . . Map (db m3567) HM
5Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Ecosystem FarmPiscataway Park Accokeek Creek
On Bryan Point Road.
The Robert Ware Straus Ecosystem Farm gives a look into the possible future of farming. Sustainable and organic farming practices allow the Farm to attain high quality produce with minimal impact on the environment. The Robert Ware Straus . . . Map (db m96422) HM
6Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — First Alarm System
On Livingston Road, 0.2 miles east of Sanford Lane, on the left when traveling east.
First Alarm System Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department March 1932 Map (db m154696) HM
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7Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — First People of the PotomacPiscataway Park
Near Accokeek Creek Trail, 0.5 miles north of Bryan Point Road.
When Europeans first arrived on the shores of North America, they found a continent inhabited by perhaps tens of millions of people! These people had arrived more than 10,000 years earlier, and through many generations had created complex societies, . . . Map (db m124331) HM
8Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Fishing the Potomac RiverThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park —
On Bryan Point Road (Entrance to the Park). Reported damaged.
In 1759, George Washington wrote that the Potomac River was “…well-stocked with various kinds of fish at all seasons of the year, and in the spring with shad, herrings, bass, carp, perch, sturgeon, etc. in great abundance.” Fisherman . . . Map (db m70613) HM
9Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Heritage Breeds
Near Bryan Point Road, 0.5 miles north of Cactus Hill Road, on the left when traveling north.
Many people are aware of endangered species in the wild, such as sea turtles or spotted owls, very few realize that domesticated livestock species are also threatened. The Accokeek Foundation works to increase awareness about these . . . Map (db m154705) HM
10Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Hog Island Sheep
Near Bryan Point Road, 0.5 miles north of Cactus Hill Road, on the left when traveling north.
Two hundred years ago, a flock of sheep was established on Hog Island, a barrier island off the eastern shore of Virginia. Hog Island sheep evolved to become foragers, showing excellent reproductive ability and hardiness in their harsh . . . Map (db m154702) HM
11Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — John Smith Explores the ChesapeakeCaptain John Smith National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Bryan Point Road.
Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and led two major expeditions from Jamestown in 1608. Smith and his crew . . . Map (db m96417) HM
12Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Join the AdventureCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Bryan Point Road.
Explore the places Englishman John Smith traveled in the early 1600s. Learn about the thriving American Indian communities he encountered and imagine the bountiful Chesapeake he observed. Experience the natural and cultural richness that exists . . . Map (db m96418) HM
13Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Land Shaping PeopleAccokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
On Bryan Point Road.
Outdoor Activities Welcome to the Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park. Here, everyone can learn about the past, the present, and the future of peoples’ relationship to the land in southern Maryland. You can learn about history, nature and . . . Map (db m96421) HM
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14Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Leaf, Land, and PeopleThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park —
On Bryan Point Road (Entrance to the Park). Reported unreadable.
Worldwide demand for tobacco encouraged European colonists to grow the crop almost exclusively. Planters sold it to Europe and bought goods in exchange. Life in colonial Prince George’s County revolved around growing tobacco. Tobacco brought . . . Map (db m70621) HM
15Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Marshall Hall
On Marshall Hall Driveway east of Marshall Hall Rd. (Maryland Route 227), on the left when traveling north. Reported missing.
Marshall Hall, patented as “Mistake” in 1728 by Thomas Marshall, was the estate of the Marshall family from sometime after 1728 until 1857. Thomas Marshall (1694-1759), the first owner, is buried in the family cemetery on the property. . . . Map (db m71115) HM
16Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — People Shaping the LandThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park —
On Bryan Point Road (Entrance to the Park).
The National Colonial Farm offers a glimpse into the farming and social lives of Marylanders between 1760 and 1775. The National Colonial Farm was one of the Accokeek Foundation’s first endeavors. It offers a view into the life of a small, . . . Map (db m70610) HM
17Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Pumpkin Ash TrailEnvironmental Preservation
Near Bryan Point Road, 0.4 miles north of Cactus Hill Road, on the right when traveling north.
The Pumpkin Ash Trail takes you on a journey through time. In it, you see different stages of a forest growing from cleared land. When you walk the Pumpkin Ash Trail, you will enter four different habitats. Each is important. . . . Map (db m154706) HM
18Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Science and History TogetherThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park —
On Bryan Point Road (Entrance to the Park).
Here at the National Colonial Farm, you will see a realistic portrait of everyday life in Prince George’s County 250 years ago. Welcome to the National Colonial Farm, one of the Accokeek Foundation’s first educational programs. Created in . . . Map (db m70620) HM
19Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — The Hon. Frances Payne Bolton
Near Bryan Point Road, 0.8 miles north of Cactus Hill Road, on the right when traveling north.
To honor the memory of The Hon. Frances Payne Bolton Member, United States Congress from Ohio 1940 - 1969 President, Accokeek Foundation 1957 - 1977 whose vision, generosity and leadership made possible the preservation of . . . Map (db m154701) HM
20Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — The National Colonial FarmAccokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
On Bryan Point Road (Entrance to the Park).
Hundreds of thousands of people have visited The National Colonial Farm since it was founded in 1958. The farm was created to show how the ordinary farm family lived in colonial times prior to the American Revolution and has served as an . . . Map (db m70619) HM
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21Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — The Potomac HeritageThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park —
On Bryan Point Road (Entrance to the Park). Reported unreadable.
Before you flows the great Potomac River, a 390 mile stretch of water, forests, fields and wetlands that tells the story of ten thousand years of human habitation. The river begins as a spring at the Fairfax Stone in West Virginia, evolves to a . . . Map (db m70615) HM
22Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Traveling on the Potomac RiverThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park —
On Bryan Point Road (Entrance to the Park). Reported damaged.
For more than 10,000 years, the Potomac River has been a key to prosperity for people living within its watershed—providing water, food, recreational opportunities, and a means of transportation. Native Americans in birch bark and . . . Map (db m70612) HM
23Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Welcome to the Visitor CenterPiscataway National Park
On Bryan Point Road.
The Visitor Center can be a starting point for your visit. Inside, exhibits describe the people who have inhabited this part of Prince George’s County. You can learn about why Piscataway Park exists today and how the Accokeek Foundation preserves . . . Map (db m96420) HM
24Maryland (Prince George's County), Adelphi — Adelphi Mill
On Riggs Road (Route 212) 0.8 miles south of Metzerott Road, on the right when traveling south.
This old grist mill built in the summer of 1796, probably by two brothers Issacher adn Mahlon Scofield. In 1811 the mill was also used for wool carding. The miller's cottage is of the same period.Map (db m3628) HM
25Maryland (Prince George's County), Adelphi — Mother Jones“Grand Old Champion of Labor”
On Powder Mill Road (Maryland Route 212) 0.1 miles Riggs Road (Maryland Route 212).
Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, the legendary labor organizer, spent a life fighting for unions and the rights of workers. She died at the Burgess Farm near here on November 30, 1930, aged 100 years.Map (db m61188) HM
26Maryland (Prince George's County), Andrews Air Force Base — U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions
Near Knerr Drive east of Arnold Avenue.
This Lockheed Jetstar is the original 4-engine prototype first flown on 3 April 1958. Its descendant, the C-140B has flown over half of all Special Air Missions [SAM] since joining the 89th Military Airlift Wing in 1963. The workhorse of the SAM . . . Map (db m40695) HM
27Maryland (Prince George's County), Aquasco — Alarming SightStar-Spangled Banner Historic Trail
On Aquasco Road at Saint Mary's Church Road, on the right when traveling north on Aquasco Road.
Amid rumors of a large British force on the Patuxent, Secretary of State James Monroe scouted the situation. From heights near Aquasco Mills August 20, 1814, he spotted the enemy vessels landing at Benedict. Alarmed, Monroe positioned . . . Map (db m75347) HM
28Maryland (Prince George's County), Aquasco — Brig Gen Leonard Covington1768 - 1813
On Aquasco Road (Maryland Route 381) at St. Mary's Church Road, on the right when traveling north on Aquasco Road.
War of 1812 hero born at nearby Covington Farm, Aquasco. Covington served in the Maryland Senate (1802, 1807-1809) and U.S. House of Representatives (1805-1807). Mortally wounded on November 11, 1813, at the Battle of Crysler's Farm, Ontario, he is . . . Map (db m79348) HM
29Maryland (Prince George's County), Aquasco — Woodville School
On Aquasco Road (Maryland Route 351), on the right when traveling north.
Constructed in 1934 to serve area African-American children, with labor furnished by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and materials purchased by the county board of Education. Larger better equipped than the typical rural schools of the . . . Map (db m79909) HM
30Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Abraham Hall: A Historic African American Benevolent Lodge
Near Old Muirkirk Road. Reported permanently removed.
Abraham Hall was built in 1889 as a lodge for the Benevolent Sons and Daughters of Abraham. Chartered in 1877, this fraternal organization provided emergency financial assistance and death benefits to its members: a form of insurance not . . . Map (db m66418) HM
31Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Abraham Hall: An African American Benevolent Lodge
On Old Muirkirk Road, 0.2 miles north of Muirkirk Road, on the right when traveling north.
Abraham Hall was built in 1899 as a lodge for the Benevolent Sons and Daughters of Abraham. Chartered in 1877, this fraternal organization provided emergency financial assistance and death benefits to its members — a form of insurance not . . . Map (db m188090) HM
32Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Ammendale Normal Institute
On Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) south of Ammendale Road, on the right when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
This is the site of Ammendale Normal Institute, built to house the novitiate and school of the Christian Brothers, a teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church. It is located in an area known as Ammendale, after Admiral Daniel Ammen, inventor, . . . Map (db m118594) HM
33Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Beltsville Agricultural Research Center - West
On South Drive/Circle Road, 0.2 miles west of Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling north.
The American Society for Horticultural Science hereby recognizes the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center - West as an ASHS Horticultural Landmark for an outstanding history of research that has benefited the science of horticultural research in . . . Map (db m19183) HM
34Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Brown’s Tavern
On Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) at Milestone Way, on the right when traveling south on Baltimore Avenue.
This plaque and garden commemorate the site of Brown’s Tavern, a Prince George’s County Historic Site that served travelers on the former Baltimore-Washington turnpike from the early 1830’s to the early 1990’s. It was constructed and owned by the . . . Map (db m2983) HM
35Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Ebenezer Meeting HouseFirst Methodist Episcopal Church in Beltsville, Maryland
On Old Gunpowder Road at Powdermill Road (Maryland Route 212), on the right when traveling north on Old Gunpowder Road.
In 1836, trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church purchased one acre of land at this location from Evan Shaw, a Plantation Owner, at a cost of ten dollars. Ebenezer Meeting House was built on this location and was in use until about 1861. A . . . Map (db m98944) HM
36Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Iron Production: Maryland's Industrial Past / The Iron Making Process
Near Old Muirkirk Road. Reported permanently removed.
Iron Production: Maryland’s Industrial Past Maryland’s early economy and identity were based on slave-based agriculture. However, slaves were also employed in manufacturing iron, one of the first non-agricultural industries. Seeing how other . . . Map (db m104641) HM
37Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Iron Production: Maryland's Industrial Past / The Ironmaking Process
On Old Muirkirk Road, 0.2 miles north of Muirkirk Road, on the right when traveling north.
Iron Production: Maryland's Industrial Past Maryland's early economy and identity were based on slave-based agriculture. However, slaves were also employed in manufacturing iron, one of the first non-agricultural industries. One of the . . . Map (db m188081) HM
38Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Queen’s Chapel Methodist Church, Established 1868
On Old Muirkirk Road.
Site of the original Queen's Chapel Church, founded just after the Civil War by Thomas Queen and other Trustees. The church was build at the location of an early African-American burying ground, and became an important meeting place for the black . . . Map (db m61021) HM
39Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Site of Van Horn's Tavern
On Old Baltimore Pike at Odell Road on Old Baltimore Pike.
An important stopping place in colonial days. Mentioned by Washington, Lafayette and other noted men after the Revolution. Count de Rochambeau's troops camped here in June 1782 on the return march from the victory at Yorktown.Map (db m3574) HM
40Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Three Sisters: Close Knit Communities of the Laurel Area
Near Old Muirkirk Road. Reported permanently removed.
Other enclaves of African American ironworkers in the Laurel area include Bacontown and the Grove. Bacontown was named for Maria Bacon, a former slave freed in 1860. In 1880, the plot of land she inherited from Achsah Dorsey, her former owner, . . . Map (db m19118) HM
41Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Three Sisters: Close Knit Communities of the Laurel Area
On Old Muirkirk Road, 0.2 miles north of Muirkirk Road, on the right when traveling north.
Other enclaves of African American ironworkers in the Laurel area include Bacontown and the Grove. Bacontown was named for Maria Bacon, a former slave freed in 1860. In 1880, the plot of land she inherited from Achsah Dorsey, her former owner, . . . Map (db m188091) HM
42Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Van Horn’s TavernOn Vansville Hill — Prince George's County, Maryland —
On Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) at Prince Georges Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Avenue.
President George Washington stopped there on July 19, August 7, and September 12, 1795.Map (db m355) HM
43Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — When the Iron was Hot: African America Ironworkers of Muirkirk
Near Old Muirkirk Road. Reported permanently removed.
The Snowden family owned Patuxent Ironworks until 1847 when Andrew and Elias Ellicott purchased land from the Snowdens and erected the Muirkirk Furnace. The Ellicotts operated the Furnace until 1860 when it was purchased by one of Boston’s . . . Map (db m18796) HM
44Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — When the Iron was Hot: African American Ironworkers of Muirkirk
On Old Muirkirk Road, 0.2 miles north of Muirkirk Road, on the right when traveling north.
The Snowden family owned the Patuxent Iron Works until 1847, when Andrew and Elias Ellicott purchased land from the Snowdens and erected the Muirkirk Furnace. They operated the furnace until 1860 when it was purchased by one of Boston's leading . . . Map (db m188089) HM
45Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Carrington Avenue
On Osage Street at Edmonston Road, on the left when traveling west on Osage Street.
General Edward C. Carrington (1825-1892) purchased the Yarrow land tract consisting of 150 acres and the home called Sportland for $59,000 on 9 September 1869. In 1846, he organized Captain Carrington’s Company, 1st Regiment Virginia Volunteers . . . Map (db m50403) HM
46Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Charlton Avenue
On Charlton Avenue at Goucher Drive, on the right when traveling south on Charlton Avenue.
Benjamin Charlton (c. 1820-1894) was a prominent member of the Washington, D.C. business and social community. He was director at the Central National Bank and served on the Committee for the Inauguration of President Grover Cleveland. Charlton . . . Map (db m52049) HM
47Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Duncanson AvenueHistoric Berwyn Heights — Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland —
On Seminole Street east of 60th Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Duncanson Avenue, currently known as Seminole Street, was named after Charles C. "Chas" or "C.C." Duncanson (circa 1846-1920). He was a lifelong resident of the District of Columbia and one of the six founders who formed the Charlton Heights . . . Map (db m133940) HM
48Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Edmonston RoadHistoric Berwyn Heights — Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland —
On Edmonston Road north of Pontiac Street, on the right when traveling south.
Archibald Edmonston (c. 1668-1734), born in Scotland, immigrated to Maryland in 1683, and afterward married Jane Beall. He would later become Colonel of the Prince George's County militia. In Maryland, the Edmonstons accumulated great wealth. . . . Map (db m133938) HM
49Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Keleher AvenueHistoric Berwyn Heights — Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland —
On Ruatan Street east of Berwyn Road, on the right when traveling west.
In 1888, Edward Graves, a real estate developer, hired Newby & Howell, Engineers and Surveyors of Washington, D.C. to survey his 393 acres, then known as the "Graves Sub-Division", for a new suburban residential development that was called Charlton . . . Map (db m133941) HM
50Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Town of Berwyn HeightsAnacostia Trails Heritage Area
On Berwyn Road west of Ruatan Street, on the left when traveling west.
Welcome to the Town of Berwyn Heights Established in 1888 on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, this approximately 1-square mile residential community was first named Charlton Heights, and became Berwyn Heights when incorporated in 1896. . . . Map (db m133942) HM
51Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Town of Berwyn HeightsAnacostia Trails Heritage Area
On Berwyn Road at Pontiac Street, on the right when traveling south on Berwyn Road.
Welcome to the Town of Berwyn Heights Established in 1888 as a commuter suburb on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, this approximately 1-square mile, residential community was first named Charlton Heights and became Berwyn Heights when . . . Map (db m133947) HM
52Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Town of Berwyn HeightsAnacostia Trails Heritage Area — Welcome to the Town of Berwyn Heights —
On 55th Avenue south of Berwyn Road, on the right when traveling north.
Established in 1888 as a commuter suburb on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, this approximately 1-square mile, residential community was first named Charlton Heights and became Berwyn Heights when incorporated in 1896. Today's Greenbelt Road . . . Map (db m157791) HM
53Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Veterans Memorial
On 57th Avenue north of Berwyn Road, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated to all Berwyn Heights men and women who honorably served in the Armed ForcesMap (db m133945) WM
54Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Washington, Spa Spring & Gretta Railroad
On Berwyn Road at 58th Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Berwyn Road.
The Washington Spa Spring & Gretta Railroad (WSSGRR) was a streetcar that served Berwyn Heights, 1912 – 1921. Incorporated in Maryland in 1905, WSSGRR started running from 15th and H Street, NE to Bladensburg in 1910. An extension to Riverdale . . . Map (db m95141) HM
55Maryland (Prince George's County), Berwyn Heights — Waugh AvenueHistoric Berwyn Heights — Town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland —
On Berwyn Road east of 57th Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
James E. Waugh (1841-1895) was the driving force behind the creation of the railroad suburb that became the Town of Berwyn Heights. He began his career as a grocery merchant, worked in the Treasury Department, then took up real estate and insurance. . . . Map (db m133944) HM
56Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — A Workplace of Many GenerationsBostwick — Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
On 48th Street.
Although never part of an extensive agricultural plantation, the Bostwick House property was the workplace of many people over the centuries. The earliest residents, the Piscataway Indians, left some evidence that the area was used for hunting and . . . Map (db m96004) HM
57Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — An Evolving LandscapeBostwick — Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
On 48th Street.
The 7.7 acres that comprise the landscape of Bostwick House provide a welcome respite of open space from the surrounding dense urban environment. The most prominent manmade feature of the land is the wide west lawn that is divided into four broad . . . Map (db m96005) HM
58Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Bladensburg Floods (1742-1954)
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street.
Floods were practically a way of life in Bladensburg until the late 1950s, when an intensive flood control project was completed. Noted attorney and author William Wirt, who was born in Bladensburg in 1772, makes mention of the floods at Bladensburg . . . Map (db m8218) HM
59Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Bladensburg MonumentsHonoring their Service — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
Near Upshur Street at Alternate U.S. 1.
This crossroads has become a place for communities to commemorate their residents in service and death. Among the memorials dedicated here is the "Undaunted in Battle" Monument to those who served and died in the War of 1812 and the Battle . . . Map (db m78149) HM
60Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Bostwick
On 48th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Built in 1746 by Christopher Lowndes. Home of Benjamin Stoddert First Secretary of the U.S. Navy 1798 -- 1801.Map (db m61929) HM
61Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Bostwick
On 48th Avenue (Maryland Route 769C), on the right when traveling north.
Bostwick Built in 1746 by Christopher Lowndes Merchant -- Ship Builder First Postmaster Prominent Citizen of Blandensburg Home of Benjamin Stoddert First Secretary U.S. Navy 1789-1801 On National Register of Historical . . . Map (db m65829) HM
62Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — British AdvanceStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Upshur Street near Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling east.
This house from the days when Bladensburg was a busy port town where George Washington stopped as he traveled the Old Post Road. On August 24, 1814, the British established an artillery position nearby and fired cannon and rockets at American . . . Map (db m61081) HM
63Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — British StopoverStar Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On 48th Street.
British officers stopped at Bostwick House on August 24, 1814, then home of prisoner of war agent Col. Thomas Barclay. From Lowndes Hill, behind the house, British commander Robert Ross observed the American defensive lines. Bostwick House . . . Map (db m95991) HM
64Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Casualties of WarStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
On Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450), on the left when traveling west.
The Hilleary-Magruder House was likely one of many sites in town where more than 200 British and American soldiers wounded in the Battle of Bladensburg were taken for treatment and convalescence. Built in 1742 by William Hilleary, later the home of . . . Map (db m61106) HM
65Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Clearing the Way to WashingtonStar-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Battle of Bladensburg on August 24, 1814, ended in defeat for the United States and allowed the British to invade Washington, D.C. Once the Americans realized the British route of advance, there was little time to prepare. They . . . Map (db m61550) HM
66Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Colonial Ropemaking
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street.
One of the maritime industries that was present in the colonial port of Bladensburg was the making of rope and various other types of cordage. In colonial and nineteenth century America, this activity took place in a manufacturing facility known as . . . Map (db m8222) HM
67Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Dinosaur Alley
On Annapolis Road (State Highway 450) at 46th Street on Annapolis Road.
Bladensburg lies in the geologic region known as "Dinosaur Alley." It is the area on the East Coast of the United States were the greatest number of dinosaur bones have been found. Dinosaur Alley runs along the Route 1 corridor between Baltimore and . . . Map (db m33227) HM
68Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Duels and the Bladensburg Dueling Grounds
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street, on the right.
The Bladensburg dueling grounds were the scene of at least 26 recorded duels during the nineteenth century. Although the location of these duels was considered part of the Bladensburg area when they were fought, today the dueling grounds lie . . . Map (db m8177) HM
69Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Encampment of Coxey's Army (1894)
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street.
In the wake of the economic "Panic of 1893", social reformer Jacob Coxey and his "Army of the Commonwealth," consisting of approximately 500 unemployed workers, marched from Ohio to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate at the Capitol for unemployment . . . Map (db m6070) HM
70Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — First Unmanned Balloon Ascension (1784)
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street.
On June 17, 1784, the first documented balloon ascension in America took place in a field near the town of Bladensburg. The man responsible for this remarkable event was an enterprising Prince George's County innkeeper and lawyer named Peter Carnes. . . . Map (db m49633) HM
71Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — George Washington House(Circa 1752)
On Upshur Street at Baltimore Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Upshur Street.
The George Washington House, often referred to as the Indian Queen Tavern, was built by tavern keeper Jacob Wirt. Prior to the Revolution, when Bladensburg was a thriving port town, this building was rented out to Cunningham and Company, a Scottish . . . Map (db m3575) HM
72Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Hilleary-Magruder HouseBladensburg Archaeology — Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail —
On Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at Kenilworth Avenue when traveling east on Annapolis Road.
The Hilleary-Magruder House was constructed circa 1742 and is the oldest building in Bladensburg, In 1763, Scottish merchant Richard Henderson bought the property . He lived here with his family and more than two dozen enslaved African . . . Map (db m75993) HM
73Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Historic Bladensburg Waterfront Park - Port Town HistoryThe Ports of Bladensburg and Beall Town
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street.
In 1742, the town of Bladensburg was created on the banks of the Anacostia River (also known as the Eastern Branch of the Potomac river) through an act of the Maryland General Assembly for the purpose of promoting trade and commerce. The act stated . . . Map (db m8220) HM
74Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Indian Queen TavernBladensburg Archaeology — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
On Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) when traveling north.
Around 1763, Jacob and Henrietta Wirt constructed a two story wooden tavern here. During the 18th century, taverns offered dinner, drink, and a comfortable bed to weary travelers. A decade later, Jacob died and left his property, including . . . Map (db m78189) HM
75Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Joshua Barney's Barge and the Chesapeake Flotilla
Near Annapolis Roade (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Steet.
Joshua Barney's Barge is a 4/5 scale, authentic working replica of an American warship of the Chesapeake Flotilla from the War of 1812. This barge was built as a project of the Prince George's County tricentennial in 1996 by The Maryland-National . . . Map (db m8219) HM
76Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Peace Cross“This Memorial Cross” — 1917–1918 —
On Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) at Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450), on the left when traveling south on Baltimore Avenue.
This memorial cross dedicated to the heroes of Prince George’s County, Maryland, who lost their lives in the Great War for the liberty of the world. Albert N. Baden, Henry H. Boswell, Herman E. Burgess, Clarence Butler, Vincent G. Cooley, . . . Map (db m5187) WM
77Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Preserving the PastBostwick — Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
On 48th Street.
Bostwick House is an important, but fragile, historic resource with many community, local, and statewide partners engaged in collaborative planning to restore this significant structure. One of the first efforts at preservation was in 1936 when the . . . Map (db m95992) HM
78Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Railroad History in Bladensburg
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street.
In its infancy in America, the railroad came to Bladensburg. In 1833, construction began in Baltimore on the 32-mile-long Washington line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. It originally passed directly through Bladensburg, however, the main line . . . Map (db m8221) HM
79Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — The Battle of Bladensburg (1814)The War of 1812
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street.
On August 24, 1814, British forces broke camp at Melwood Park and moved northwest to Bladensburg. The Baltimore militia, under the command of General Tobias Sansbury, was positioned west of the Anacostia River along the Bladensburg-Washington Road . . . Map (db m6069) HM
80Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — The First Telegraph Line (1844)
Near Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at 46th Street.
In 1844, the first magnetic telegraph line was being constructed between Washington and Baltimore by its inventor, Samuel F. B. Morse. The line followed the railroad tracks from Washington, through Bladensburg, and on to Baltimore. Congress had . . . Map (db m6072) HM
81Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — The Incidental Cause of the Star-Spangled Banner (1814)
Near Annapolis Road (State Highway 450) at 46th Street.
Following the Battle of Bladensburg and the sacking and burning of Washington, D.C., during the war of 1812, British troops reentered the town of Upper Marlboro on August 26, 1814. It was at this point that some stragglers were arrested and . . . Map (db m33226) HM
82Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — The Market Square & Stone HouseBladensburg Archaeology — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
On Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at Kenilworth Avenue (Maryland Route 201) when traveling east on Annapolis Road.
Christopher Lowndes, a prominent English merchant, constructed a small stone building here around 1760. Although he lived at Bostwick on the hill to the east, this property stayed in the Lowndes family until 1883. Over the past 250 . . . Map (db m75902) HM
83Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — The Road to the CapitalBattle of Bladensburg — Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —
Near Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) near Upshur Place.
The War of 1812 raged on land and sea, touching every border of the young nation. On August 24, 1814, after two years at war, the Americans faced the British here at Bladensburg. While the American militia were unable to hold back the . . . Map (db m78230) HM
84Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Undaunted In BattleThe Battle of Bladensburg — August 24, 1814 —
Near Bladenburg Road (U.S. 450) at Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) when traveling west.
Undaunted War of 1812 This Monument Stands as A Tribute to the American Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines who fought and Died here defending their Nation's Capital This monument depicts Commodore Joshua Barney of the U.S. Navy a . . . Map (db m78136) HM
85Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — Veterans Memorial
On Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at Baltimore Avenue (Maryland Route 202), on the right when traveling east on Annapolis Road.
Korea June 1950 - July 1953 Vietnam July 1959 - May 1975 DUTY - HONOR - COURAGEMap (db m5188) WM
86Maryland (Prince George's County), Bladensburg — World War II Honor Roll
On Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450) at Baltimore Avenue (Maryland Route 202), on the right when traveling east on Annapolis Road.
Honor Roll In memory of the men and women of Prince George's County who made the supreme sacrifice that freedom might live. Prince George's County World War IIMap (db m5189) WM
87Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Andrew Jackson
Near Belair Drive close to Tulip Grove Drive, on the left when traveling south.
Andrew Jackson ranked high among the trusted stable workers at Belair. William Woodward considered him the consummate horseman. Jackson didn't really know his exact birth date; he was born in Kentucky in the 1850s, the son of . . . Map (db m207079) HM
88Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Archaeological Research of the Belair Garden
Near Tulip Grove Drive just west of Tarragon Lane, on the left when traveling west.
Archaeological investigations in 1994 suggested that the terraces might have been altered in the early twentieth century. The University of Maryland Anthropology Department's Historical Archaeology section investigation in 1998 focused on the . . . Map (db m207074) HM
89Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair
On Tulip Grove Drive, 0.5 miles west of Collington Road (Maryland Route 197), on the right when traveling east.
Governor Samuel Ogle (1692-1752) owned Belair, built circa 1745. The Georgian Palladian style house stands on a tobacco plantation that included gardens, a vineyard, deer park, horse stables and numerous dependencies. Ogle's son, Benjamin . . . Map (db m66434) HM
90Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair Mansion
On Collington Road (Maryland Route 197) at Tulip Grove Drive, on the left when traveling south on Collington Road.
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 . . . Map (db m66436) HM
91Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair on the Home FrontSouthern Sympathizers
On Tulip Grove Drive, on the right when traveling east.
When the Civil War began, Prince George's County was full of Southern sympathizers. To keep Maryland in the Union, President Abraham Lincoln imposed martial law, and as the Prince George's Planters' Advocate on May 8, 1861, noted, "Maryland is . . . Map (db m66432) HM
92Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair Stable
On Belair Drive at Tulip Grove Drive, on the left when traveling south on Belair Drive.
In 1747 Maryland's Provincial Governor Samuel Ogle (1692-1752) brought to Belair the first documented breeding pair of thoroughbred horses, Spark and Queen Mab. Hailed as the Cradle of American Thoroughbred Racing, Belair's legacy continued with . . . Map (db m66430) HM
93Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Belair StableViews from the Past
Near Belair Drive just south of Tulip Grove Drive, on the left when traveling south.
The Belair Stable was constructed in 1907 by James T. and William Woodward. It is styled as an English country estate stable. No building plans or early photographs of the entire building survive. One of seven stables at Belair, it was intended . . . Map (db m207075) HM
94Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Benjamin Banneker Hall / Benjamin Banneker
On Campus Drive west of Loop Road, on the left when traveling north.
Benjamin Banneker Hall, constructed in 1926, stood on this site until 1999 when it was razed to make room for the new Center for Learning and Technology. Bowie State University honors the memory and historic contributions of the distinguished . . . Map (db m207072) HM
95Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Blacksox Park
Near Mitchellville Road when traveling north.
The Washington Blacksox: In 1961, William "Doffey" Jones, owner and manager of the Washington Blacksox team built a sandlot baseball stadium on this site. They played on this field until ca. 1971. The Blacksox team was established in 1928 . . . Map (db m78752) HM
96Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Bowie Railroad Station Museum
Near Chestnut Avenue near 11th Street and Old Laurel-Bowie Road (Maryland Route 564).
The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad, chartered in 1853, inaugurated train service on July 2, 1872 with a line to Washington, and on January 1, 1873 opened the Pope's Creek line to southern Maryland. At the junction of the two lines the town of . . . Map (db m646) HM
97Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Bowie State University
On Henry Circle.
Oldest historically black institution of higher education in Maryland. Established in 1865 in Baltimore as a school for freed slaves. In 1867 became Baltimore Normal School for the education of colored teachers. Relocated in 1911 to Prince George’s . . . Map (db m96371) HM
98Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Developing a Garden Plan
Near Tulip Grove Drive just west of Tarragon Lane, on the right when traveling east.
Very little is known about the history of the Belair gardens. In the early 1750s Col. Benjamin Tasker, Jr. (1720-1760) "inclosed a large garden at a very large expense" probably in the formal French-style of planned beds. His nephew and heir Gov. . . . Map (db m207073) HM
99Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — Forest Place
Near Excalibur Road north of Elder Oaks Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
The Dr. John Peach House stood on the site from 1869 through 1989. Dr. John Peach (1835-1935) was the fifth generation of his family in this area. He constructed the house on his 247 acre farm, named Forest Place. The house was a good example of . . . Map (db m207081) HM
100Maryland (Prince George's County), Bowie — From Huntington to Bowie - The History
On Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling west.
Originally called Huntington, Bowie developed as a result of the railroad junction at this location and is now a thriving city. In 1853, Col. Wm. D. Bowie convinced the Maryland legislature to charter the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad . . . Map (db m71902) HM

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