Meet John Carroll from Upper Marlboro

John Carroll's statue on the Georgetown campus

John Carroll’s statue on the Georgetown campus

John Carroll is remembered today as the first Archbishop of America and the founder of Georgetown University. Born on January 8, 1735 on a 27,000 acre plantation in Upper Marlboro, Carroll and his family were active in the early organization of American States. George Washington considered Carroll a good friend, and would often visit him in Prince George’s. His memory leads us back to a time when Upper Marlboro was an active, thriving port city, one of the true colonial capitols of America. ┬áHe lived a full 80 years, a witness to the fight for and realization of the American idea.

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