Piney Point

Piney Point (HM1S13)

Location: Piney Point, MD 20674 St. Mary's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 8.133', W 76° 31.786'

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"Summer White House"

The Piney Point area possesses its own unique social history and charm. Named for the loblolly and long leaf yellow pines along the shoreline, Piney Point became the social center of Washington D.C. between 1820 and 1910. President James Monroe vacationed here in 1820 in a cottage that became known as the "Summer White House." Presidential guests Franklin Pierce and Theodore Roosevelt often came to Piney Point to escape Washington's summers.

Other American notable such as Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun and Henry Clay fished and bathed near the lighthouse while staying at the local hotel.

The last owner and proprietor of the Piney Point (Tolson's) Hotel was Warren Tolson who purchased the 25 room hotel and 27 cottages in the early years of the 20th century. The hurricane of 1933 severely damaged the hotel, eventually forcing it to close.
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HM NumberHM1S13
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 9:06am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 365934 N 4221960
Decimal Degrees38.13555000, -76.52976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.133', W 76° 31.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 7.98" N, 76° 31' 47.16" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44701 Lighthouse Rd, Piney Point MD 20674, US
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