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Preston 1936.jpg
Preston-on-the-Patuxent, 1936 HABS Photo
Preston-on-the-Patuxent is located in Maryland
Preston-on-the-Patuxent is located in the US
Nearest city Johnstown, Maryland
Coordinates 38°22′20″N 76°29′6″W / 38.37222°N 76.48500°W / 38.37222; -76.48500Coordinates: 38°22′20″N 76°29′6″W / 38.37222°N 76.48500°W / 38.37222; -76.48500
NRHP Reference # 74000943[1]
Added to NRHP October 9, 1974

Preston-on-the-Patuxent is a historic home located at Johnstown, Calvert County, Maryland, United States. It is a modest 1 12-story brick house which has had several later additions made to it. While the home has a traditional construction date of about 1651, there is no structural evidence to indicate a date earlier than about 1725. Preston-on-the-Patuxent is popularly, if erroneously, known as the seat of the government of Maryland from 1654 to 1657, during the Puritan regime. The belief that the property was the "capital" comes from evidence that the Council, the Assembly, and the Provincial Court met "at Patuxent" in the 1650s. Richard Preston, a participant in each of the three bodies, most probably hosted their meetings in his dwelling located near the Patuxent River.[2]

Preston-on-the-Patuxent was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Nancy Miller and J. Richard Rivoire (January 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Preston-on-the-Patuxent" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 

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