The Market Square & Stone House

The Market Square & Stone House (HM1FQ2)

Location: Bladensburg, MD 20710 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.351', W 76° 56.209'

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Bladensburg Archaeology

— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —

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 years, Lowndes's stone building appears to have served as a post stop, a general store, and a domestic residence. During the 18th century people would have met in the space in front of the house, known as the "market square" to trade goods and visit with their neighbors.

Although free and enslaved people of African descent were part of the Bladensburg community, there is no evidence of them being bought and sold here. Indentured servants from Great Britain disembarked at the Port of Bladensburg, but slave ships from Africa were unloaded at Georgetown and Annapolis.
HM NumberHM1FQ2
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByMaryland State Highway Administration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332137 N 4311811
Decimal Degrees38.93918333, -76.93681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.351', W 76° 56.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 21.06" N, 76° 56' 12.54" W
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Area Code(s)301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4713 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg MD 20710, US
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