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Founded in 2012, the mission of the Town of Upper Marlboro Historical Committee (TUMHC) is to research, compile. and promote the history of the town, its people, and its government.

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We encourage the participation of all residents of the Town and the greater Upper Marlboro community in our meetings and projects.

By-Laws of the Town of Upper Marlboro Historical Committee

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Historical Committee Archives and Quarterly Sessions

The Town of Upper Marlboro Historical Committee meets the 3rd Saturday each month at 10:00 am
November, February, May and August are reserved for required Quarterly Meetings

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Meeting ID: 840 1129 4936
Passcode: 733597

Your participation is greatly appreciated!

A Brief History of Our Town

Chartered in 1706, the Town of Upper Marlboro was named after Winston Churchill's ancestor, the First Duke of Marlborough.  According to historians, the town was founded on land belonging to several prominent estates, including Darnall's Chance.  Originally a port town located along the Western Branch of the Patuxent River, Upper Marlboro played a prominent role in the sale and shipment of tobacco.  Having survived the test of time, Upper Marlboro is one of Maryland's oldest surviving colonial towns.

The older section of the town, comprised of approximately 100 acres, was recently named as a Historic District on the National Historic Register of Historic Places in recognition of its many fine historic residences and buildings.  

Photo Above: Crowd assembled at the dedication of the Crain Highway Monument by Governor Albert C. Ritchie, Main Street, Upper Marlboro, Maryland on September 30, 1922.