Upper Marlboro is the county seat for Prince George's County
Upper Marlboro is in Prince George's County
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The home of Ignatius Digges whose daughter Mary, married Thomas Sim Lee, twice Governor of Maryland. Lee died here, 1819. General George Washington visited here four times and Martha Washington once. In the War of 1812 British officers stopped here . . . — — Map (db m62919) HM
First archbishop in United States, 1808. At request of Congress he accompanied Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Chase and Charles Carroll of Carrollton to Quebec in an effort to have Canada unite with the thirteen colonies in the Revolution. Founder of . . . — — Map (db m29520) HM
British soldiers allegedly camped at Trinity Episcopal Church and tore pages from the church registry when they passed through in August 1814. Rector Thomas John Claggett also served St. Thomas Parish in Croom, another church on the British . . . — — Map (db m74979) HM
American and British forces prepared for combat. American troops gathered at nearby Woodyard Plantation. They then marched northwest to an encampment at Long Old Fields.
The British camped in what is now Andrews Air Force Base. Before the . . . — — Map (db m74971) HM
An 18th century underground brick burial vault containing the remains of nine unidentified individuals was discovered in 1987 during an archaeological survey of the rear yard.
Evidence suggests that the vault was built by James Wardrop, a . . . — — Map (db m2432) HM
During the War of 1812, the bombardment of Baltimore, Maryland took place September 13-14, 1814. Dr. William Beanes was held prisoner aboard the British flagship of Vice Admiral Edward Cochrane. Francis Scott key and John Skinner were charged with . . . — — Map (db m69428) HM
Imagine this scene on August 22, 1814, when explosions erupted on the Patuxent! The U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla scuttled their own vessels when British pursuers approached. With the flotilla destroyed, the British landed about 500 troops at Mount . . . — — Map (db m61405) HM
John Rogers, a prominent lawyer and patriot, resided in Upper Marlboro during the 1760s and 1770s. He represented Prince George’s County at the Maryland Conventions of 1774 and 1775, and on July 25, 1775, signed the “Association of the Freemen of . . . — — Map (db m33011) HM
On this site the Marlboro Academy was established in 1835. This began 150 years of education as the Marlboro Academy, The Upper Marlboro High School, and the Upper Marlboro Elementary School. — — Map (db m3823) HM
"lodged" here August 31, 1774, going to
First Continental Congress
May 4, 1775, on his way to
Second Continental Congress
where, on Jun 15, 1775, he was elected "General and Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the . . . — — Map (db m34330) HM
About 3,200 American Troops waited at Long Old Fields on August 22, 1814,while Brigadier General William Winder Considered his next move. Camped eight miles from Washington, they could respond if the enemy advanced from either the Patuxent or . . . — — Map (db m73986) HM
History of Schoolhouse Pond
The exact history of Schoolhouse Pond is unclear. The area now occupied by the pond appears in land records of the 1840's and 1850's as dry land. It is referred to as meadow on some maps and as a marsh on others.
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This monument perpetuates the memory of the sons and daughters of Prince George’s County who, true to the traditions of their county and the teachings of their forefathers, served their country in the Great War of 1917-1918. To the spirit of that . . . — — Map (db m32622) HM
On the site of the Marlborough High School stood the residence of Dr. William Beanes. Here General Ross made his headquarters August 22, 23, 1814, on his march to Bladensburg and Washington. Here Dr. Beanes was made a prisonor for instigating the . . . — — Map (db m70126) HM
The Walk of History
“We walk in the footsteps of those who went before us.”
The 300th anniversary of the founding of Prince George’s County Maryland, was celebrated on April 23rd, 1996. Three hundred years before, in . . . — — Map (db m32566) HM
Ordained by Lord Bishop of London 1768.
First Bishop consecrated in the United States, at Trinity Church, New York City by Bishop Seabury of Connecticut.
He organized this (Trinity) church 1810.
Born near Nottingham, October 3, 1743
Died at . . . — — Map (db m3724) HM
Clerk of the County Court 1767-1777
Colonel of the Lower Battalion of Militia in Prince George's County 1777
Member of Council of State 1777-1779
Governor of the State of Maryland 1779-1782, 1792-1794, who by his patriotic zeal . . . — — Map (db m175324) HM
To secure the release of prisoner of war Dr. Beanes, Francis Scott Key visited the British fleet, September, 1814. Detained until after the attack on Baltimore, the two witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry on the 13th and 14th, during which Key . . . — — Map (db m3727) HM
To secure the release of prisoner of war Dr. Beanes, Francis Scott Key visited the British fleet, September, 1814. Detained until after the attack on Baltimore, the two witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry on the 13th and 14th, during which Key . . . — — Map (db m3728) HM
John Hodges, the wealthy merchant who owned Darnall’s Chance, jailed the British soldiers that his neighbor William Beanes and other citizens arrested on August 27, 1814. The British threatened to “lay the town in ashes” unless their men . . . — — Map (db m74020) HM
Dr. William Beanes, who opposed the war, cooperated with the British when they occupied Upper Marlboro August 22-23, 1814. Beanes reportedly dined with Major General Robert Ross.
Later Ross ordered Beanes taken prisoner for arresting . . . — — Map (db m74972) HM
Within these walls rest the remains of William Beanes, 1749 - 1828, Prince George's County physician, planter, patriot. Served on the Committee of Prince Georgians to carry into effect the resolutions adopted by the First Continental Congress. . . . — — Map (db m70125) HM