Belvoir (Crownsville, Maryland)

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Belvoir Marker Jul 09.JPG
Belvoir Historic Marker, July 2009
Belvoir (Crownsville, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Belvoir (Crownsville, Maryland)
Belvoir (Crownsville, Maryland) is located in the US
Belvoir (Crownsville, Maryland)
Nearest cityCrownsville, Maryland
Coordinates39°1′25″N 76°34′57″W / 39.02361°N 76.58250°W / 39.02361; -76.58250Coordinates: 39°1′25″N 76°34′57″W / 39.02361°N 76.58250°W / 39.02361; -76.58250
NRHP reference #71000366[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 19, 1971

Belvoir is a historic house at Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. It is a two-story, T-shaped building, constructed of brick, stone, and wood. The home is a product of building evolution spanning the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The earliest portion was probably built about 1736, but could date to the 17th century.[2] It was the home of the grandmother of Francis Scott Key, who composed the Star Spangled Banner. Key visited in the summer in 1789.[3]

Archaeological research is being performed on the plantation site to document the lives of slaves during the 18th and 19th centuries. A foundation from the slave quarters made of stone from the last quarter of the 18th century was found, with many artifacts from the period when slaves lived in the building.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Mrs. Preston Parish (June 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Belvoir" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  3. ^ [Archaeological dig finds massive slave quarters in Crownsville|]
  4. ^ Schablitsky, Julie M. 2016. "Belvoir's Legacy." Archaeology Magazine. Pages 55-63.

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