Wyoming (Clinton, Maryland)

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Wyoming
Wyoming Clinton MD 1936.jpg
Wyoming, May 1936
Wyoming (Clinton, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Wyoming (Clinton, Maryland)
Nearest city 11530 Thrift Road, Clinton, Maryland
Coordinates 38°43′38″N 76°55′9″W / 38.72722°N 76.91917°W / 38.72722; -76.91917Coordinates: 38°43′38″N 76°55′9″W / 38.72722°N 76.91917°W / 38.72722; -76.91917
Built 1787
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

80004330

[1]
Added to NRHP January 24, 1980

Wyoming is a frame historic house located in Clinton in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. It consists of three separate and distinct sections: the main block built in the third quarter of the 18th century, a ca. 1800 kitchen, and a connecting two-bay section of c. 1850. The house is a well preserved example of Maryland's gambrel-roofed colonial architecture, and is more specifically noteworthy as an excellent example of southern Maryland tidewater architecture. With the exception of Mt. Pleasant, the house may have the oldest boxwood in the county planted on its grounds.[2]

Wyoming is also significant historically as the ancestral home of the Marburys, a family which produced many of Maryland's political, professional, and judicial leaders through the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The house has been continuously owned by members of the family from its construction c. 1750 until 1973. A small Marbury family cemetery is located south of the main house in a grove of trees. This includes a large obelisk dedicated to Catharine Taylor Marbury, the wife of Fendall Marbury, who died in 1866. Wyoming is also notable for its great planting of boxwood, forming a walkway leading to the front of the house.[2]

Wyoming was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Wyoming". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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