Beverly (Princess Anne, Maryland)

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Beverly (Princess Anne, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Beverly (Princess Anne, Maryland)
Beverly (Princess Anne, Maryland) is located in the US
Beverly (Princess Anne, Maryland)
Location Perry Road, Princess Anne, Maryland
Coordinates 38°9′27″N 75°41′22″W / 38.15750°N 75.68944°W / 38.15750; -75.68944Coordinates: 38°9′27″N 75°41′22″W / 38.15750°N 75.68944°W / 38.15750; -75.68944
Area 212.4 acres (86.0 ha)
Built 1785 (1785)
Built by King II, Nehemiah
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 73000937[1]
Added to NRHP March 30, 1973

Beverly is a historic home located at Princess Anne, Somerset County, Maryland, United States. It is a 2 12-story, Federal-style, Flemish bond brick dwelling measuring 40 feet by 60 feet. It was built by Nehemiah King II between 1785 and 1796. The interior of the house was partially destroyed by fire in 1937 but was restored from plans.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

Napoleon rescue plot[edit]

King became a friend of Jérôme Bonaparte through his marriage in 1803 to Betsy Patterson of Baltimore. The home was included in a plot to rescue Napoleon from exile on St. Helena Island, when plans were made for the Emperor to be transported up the Chesapeake Bay and into the Manokin River, where he was to arrive at Beverly through a tunnel leading under the house from the nearby creek. Napoleon died before the rescue was attempted.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Loiuse H. Burnett (July 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Beverly" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 

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