What was “Charles Town”?

Charles Town was the name given to Mount Calvert in 1696 when it became the first seat of government in Prince George’s County. The town featured a deep water port, a court house, a jail, and several taverns. The County seat moved to Upper Marlboro in the 1720s and all of the old town buildings were torn down in the next several decades. Archaeologists have found where several of these buildings once stood and have worked to recreate the landscape of the town.

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1. How long have people lived at Mount Calvert?
2. What was “Charles Town”?
3. When was the brick mansion at Mount Calvert built?