In the 17th and 18th centuries Europeans and their descendants settled and developed farms and plantations in around what is now known as Davidsonville. In 1839 Thomas Davidson, of which Davidsonville received its name, married and built a home at what is now Davidsonville Rd and Central Ave. This home still stands today and is part of the Davidsonville Historic District which is among the best preserved examples of a crossroads community which were prevalent in Anne Arundel County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Davidsonville is home to many other historical sites as well. One is the Anne Arundel Free School. Built somewhere between 1724 and 1746, the school still stands today and is located in the community of Lavall off Rutland Rd.
Roedown plantation, today the home of the Marlborough Hunt Races, was built by Major William Brogden, a soldier of the American Revolution in the late 18th century. It has been reported that George Washington stayed at Roedown plantation in 1760. Roedown is located off Harwood Rd deep in the countryside of Davidsonville.
The Middle Plantation is the most prominent example of 18th century living dating back to a land grant by Cecilius Calvert, the Second Lord Baltimore. Located on Davidsonville Rd, Middle Plantation construction dates as far back as 1790.
Today Davidsonville is home to communities with names like Lake of the Pines, Kings Retreat, Cottage Farms, Avila, Lavall, Cambria, Harbor Hills, Wynnewood and Eagles Passages to name a few. Yet farms and mini farmettes are part of Davidsonvilles landscape too where horses, sheep and cows dot the countryside . Most community homes are sited on 1 or more acres and are served by well and septic. Davidsonville has little commercial development yet its location offers easy access to Rt 450, Rt 214, and Rt 50. The ease of travel to Annapolis and Washington DC makes Davidsonville an ideal location for those who work in the city but want a country living lifestyle.
Shopping, fine restaurants, culture events are all conveniently located to serve Davidisonville residents with style.
Davidsonville is located just south of Annapolis and West of Washington DC and offers some of the most beautiful and prominent homes in and around Annapolis. The best part about Davidsonville is returning home each day. Davidsonville's location is the perfect setting for a quiet country solitude alternative to ones busy lifestyle.
As an Annapolis Area Real estate Agent since 1992 and resident of Davidsonville I can assist you in finding that perfect Davidsonville home. Why not give me a call today 410-440-7839