Annapolis Communities...The Town of Davidsonville

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Hometown of Davidsonville

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.

Anne Arundel Free SchoolDavidsonville 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 FarmRoedown 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.

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Shopping, fine restaurants, culture events are all conveniently located to serve Davidisonville residents with style.

Schools for Davidsonville are Davidsonville Elementary, Central Middle and South River High

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.

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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



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About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions. 


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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Martha:  How wonderful it must be to live in an area of such storied and trace-able history.  I am sure there are some folks who can walk into these homes and buildings and just "feel" the presence of the old souls who were there at one time, and still may be.

Quite a difference from the "new-ness" that many folks, myself unfortunately included, find ourselves surrounded by.  Thanks so much for sharing.

By the way... I hadn't seen your new picture until now.  Very nice.  Such a nice smile... I like it.

Aug 11, 2010 06:22 PM #1
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

Davidsonville really does have some gorgeous homes and history.  My husband and I enjoyed driving through there this past weekend.

Aug 12, 2010 01:32 AM #3
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Isn't Davidsonville also the home of the Renaissance Fair?  I went to it once, but it's been so long I can't recall.

Aug 12, 2010 05:32 AM #4
Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate

Nice way to pull the past into the present. 


Aug 12, 2010 12:11 PM #5
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Martha  That is a lovely blend of local history and current information about the community

Aug 12, 2010 01:18 PM #6
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
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Karen Ann- There is much history in aand around Annapolis and I just love being here. And thanks in regards to the photo. That was taken when I went to Margaret Romes AR Open House. :0)

Stacey Ann- Yes the countryside is beautiful and makes a great Sunday drive. Hope you were heading somehere fun.

Chris Ann- Crownsville is home to the festival. About 20 minutes north of Davidsonville.

Thanks Michael

Thanks karen.  Much history lies among our countryside as I am sure there is your way.

Aug 13, 2010 06:12 AM #7
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