Lower Marlboro Town

Lower Marlboro Town (HM1O5)

Location: Owings, MD 20736 Calvert County
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N 38° 39.331', W 76° 40.834'

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Originally Cox Town, named for early settlers Thomas and Henry Cox (1663). Changed to Marlborough to honor Duke for defeating French at Battle of Blenheim (1704), which reduced French and Indian attacks on the colonies. An early port of entry (1683), the town by the mid-18th century boasted warehouses, stores, taverns, a mill, racetrack, school and many stately homes. "Lower" was added to the name to distinguish it from Prince George's County seat, and in 19th century both towns adopted "Marlboro" spelling. Patuxent Manor still stands near here. Paneling from its great room is displayed in Winterthur Museum.
HM NumberHM1O5
Placed ByCalvert County Historical Society, Maryland Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 6:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 353769 N 4279889
Decimal Degrees38.65551667, -76.68056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 39.331', W 76° 40.834'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 39' 19.86" N, 76° 40' 50.04" W
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Area Code(s)443, 301, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3910 Lower Marlboro Rd, Owings MD 20736, US
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