Agricultural History Farm Park

Agricultural History Farm Park (HM1ZG9)

Location: Derwood, MD 20855 Montgomery County
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N 39° 9.746', W 77° 7.921'

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Magruder-Bussard Farm

In 1734, John Magruder established a tobacco plantation on this property. Tobacco cultivation continued with his son, Nathan and grandson, Isaac, both of whom were active patriots during the American revolution. Otho Magruder, a nineteenth century owner, assisted in the establishment of the Montgomery County Agricultural Society in 1846. When wheat cultivation replaced tobacco, Magruder's farm became known as Waveland. Ownership of the present farm passed to Thaddeus T. Bussard in 1888. Farming by the Bussard family continued until the 1970s.


On the western edge of this farm existed a black community known as Newmantown. Albert Newman and his wife, Mary Ellen, from Virginia acquired the property in 1879. By 1920, several houses stood on the property inhabited by members of the Newman family hence the name Newmantown.
HM NumberHM1ZG9
Placed ByMontgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 315799 N 4336967
Decimal Degrees39.16243333, -77.13201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 9.746', W 77° 7.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 9' 44.76" N, 77° 7' 55.26" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Rock Creek Park Rd, Derwood MD 20855, US
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