Marietta, Prince George's County, Maryland, is located near Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. It was the pre-Civil War home of Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court Gabriel Duvall (1811-1834) and subsequently his heirs. It was a profitable plantation dependent on its enslaved labor. Newspaper records indicate that at least 2 of the bondsmen (Frank and Joe) attempted to escape between 1814 and 1859. Throughout his life, Judge Duvall was primarily a public servant. The labor provided by his enslaved workforce enabled him to lead the life of a prosperous country gentleman as well. The most valuable personal property recorded in his inventory at the time of his death were his 37 enslaved African Americans. Marietta is currently owned by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation and is open to the public as Marietta House Museum.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale, Prince George's, 20769
National Register/National Historic Landmark Status: Marietta
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Museum Manager
Location Type: Site
People/Organizations Associated with the site: Gabriel Duvall (Owner, Judge)
Freedom Seekers: Benjamin Duckett,Frank (MD, 1814),Joe (MD, 1837)