There's more to Crofton than the subdivision you find inside the front gates.
That community was the brain-child of Hamilton Crawford, a Louisiana developer who purchased the property in 1962 from the housekeeper who inherited the 1600 acres from her boss, E.L. Shaw. A year later, Crawford announced plans to build a new community on the site, farmed for three centuries by Jesuit priests, slaves, sharecroppers and two prominent area families, the Duvalls and Chaneys.
Other nearby farms sold to developers after that, and Crofton soon evolved from being a subdivision inside those landmark front gates to a postal zipcode. The greater Crofton area now includes many subdivisions as well as churches, schools, restaurants, stores, parks and even another golf course. In fact, since Crofton is only a half hour from D.C. and Baltimore, and Annapolis is practically in our back yard, the restaurants, businesses, sports and recreation opportunities of those cities are very much a part of life for Crofton residents.
Now, to see photos of Crofton Maryland Beyond the Front Gates, click on this illustration:
Other Crofton photo slide shows:
- Crofton Maryland: Inside the Front Gates
- Crofton Maryland: Homes Throughout the Area (coming soon)
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