Gott Family Farm - The Fertile Plains

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Gott Family Farm - The Fertile Plains

Location
White Ground Road
Bucklodge, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
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Richard Gott, his family, and his slaves came to Montgomery County in 1792 from tidewater Anne Arundel County in 1792. He put up his slaves as collateral and purchased seven hundred acres on the Bucklodge River near the present site of Boyds.

His mansion was built in 1792 and he named it "Buck Lodge".

His plantation included one of the largest tobacco farms in the area, with more than 850 acres of land and numerous outbuildings, a blacksmith shop, slave quarters, a carriage house and barns.

Benjamin Gott, son of the original owner, was a Union sympathizer, but like many other wealthy farmers of the time, he hired a former slave to serve in his place in the Union Army. Troops of both sides frequently raided the plantation during the Civil War.

The mansion once had two sections—an original structure of stone and a frame section built later, but a disastrous fire more than fifty years ago destroyed all but a corner of the stone section.

Source: Maryland Historical Trust - National Register of Historic Places


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GPS Coordinates: 39.1614100, -77.3408300

  • Added: 6 Jun 2014
  • Find a Grave Cemetery: #2543384