Courthouse at Moore's Lodge

Courthouse at Moore's Lodge (HM1JES)

Location: La Plata, MD 20646 Charles County
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N 38° 30.21', W 76° 59.094'

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Charles County was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1658. In 1674 the first Charles County Courthouse was built near here. In the area known as Moore's Lodge, a prison, ordinary (tavern), and race track also were located there. In 1727 the courthouse was moved to Port Tobacco and the original site reverted to agricultural use as part of the plantation called Greenland. In 1895 the county seat was moved to La Plata.
Placed ByMaryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration
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Date Added Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326921 N 4263548
Decimal Degrees38.50350000, -76.98490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 30.21', W 76° 59.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 30' 12.6" N, 76° 59' 5.64" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7646-7660 US-301, La Plata MD 20646, US
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