On This Farm

On This Farm (HM2JFA)

Location:
Buy flags at Flagstore.com!

N 38° 31.06', W 76° 41.42'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 80 views
Inscription
Although you see a modern agricultural landscape, the land once known as "Dorsey Farm" and now Serenity Farm, has a history including Native American settlements, tobacco plantations, and military encampments.

Since 10,000 B.C.
Native Americans camp and hunt along the Patuxent River.
(Image of pottery.)
Pope's Creek pottery made by Native Americans between 500 B.C. and ca. A.D. 300.

1608
Captain John Smith notes many tribal villages along the Patuxent River.
(Image of Captain John Smith)

1650s
Colonists establish a plantation.
(Image of Pottery.)
Shreds of German-made pottery found on the 17th century plantation.

1707
Captain Richard Smith granted 725 acres. The Smith family owns the land for 117 years.

1790
A burial ground for the Smith family African American slaves is established above Smith Creek.
(Image of African American.)

1814
Over 4,000 British soldiers land at Benedict and encamp on the hills to the west. Clement Dorsey owns the land.
(Image of musket balls.)
62 caliber musket balls recovered from British camp.

1824
Local merchants James and William Morton purchase the Dorsey Farm. The Brown family acquires in 1954.

1965
The Robinson family purchase the farm and Adina



Via Robinson names the land Serenity Farm. The family continue to own, operate, and occupy it today.

(Logo for the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration.)
Details
HM NumberHM2JFA
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 352637 N 4264607
Decimal Degrees38.51766667, -76.69033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 31.06', W 76° 41.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 31' 3.5999999999999" N, 76° 41' 25.2" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , ,
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Enemy Camp
0.03 miles
Solid Ground
0.16 miles
Benedict
0.55 miles
Camp Stanton
0.55 miles
The British are Coming
0.83 miles
Camp Stanton
1.03 miles
War of 1812
1.27 miles
Maxwell Hall
1.27 miles
Test of a New Nation
1.29 miles
Begin Your Adventure
1.29 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What country is the marker located in?
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. What year was the marker erected?
  10. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  11. This marker needs at least one picture.
  12. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  13. Is the marker in the median?