Davidsonville is, for the most part, comprised of mostly rural and suburban-like community and neighborhood developments. You won't find many commercial developments, shopping plazas, malls or a town center. Public utility (water and sewer) extensions into most neighborhoods are rare, so most homes are served by well water and private septic systems. Europeans and their descendants settled and developed farms and plantations in and around what came to be known as Davidsonville in the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1839, Thomas Davidson, from whose family Davidsonville received its name, married Jane Welch. They built a home at what is now the corner of Davidsonville Road and Central Avenue that still stands today.
All Hallow's Episocopal Church is one of the oldest parishes in Maryland and was registered as early as 1669. The official charter was bestowed on May 10, 1692 when William and Mary established the Church of England in the English colonies with 30 parishes.
The Maryland Historical Trust states that "the Davidsonville Historic District is significant as a largely intact representative example of the type of crossroads community which characterized rural Anne Arundel County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Davidsonville is among the best preserved examples of this type of community remaining in the county; other comparable villages have been obliterated by subsequent development. The village has maintained substantial integrity despite increasingly intensive development pressure in the surrounding area.
Roedown plantation, located in the Davidsonville, MD is home to an annual steeplechase that brings over 5,000 spectators to take part in Maryland’s rich history of horse racing.
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