Belvoir Farms history dates back to the American Revolution, when Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimuier, a famous general in the French Army, camped with his troops on the grounds while en route to join George Washington in Yorktown for the final campaign of the American Revolution. Belvoir Estate is thought to have been built in 1736 and over the years the home and land was owned by numerous prominent names in history, both locally and nationally. The great grandfather of Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner, was once an owner, and Francis Scott Key visited the home while a student at St John's College. Ann Arnold Ross Key, his grandmother, and his aunt, Elizabeth Ross Key Maynadier, are buried on the grounds of Belvoir Farms. Eventually the property was sold to a prominent Marylander, whose son inherited it in the 1970s. He proceeded to grow tobacco and then turned it into what was then a well known strawberry farm. The estate and land were finally sold to developers in the 1980s.
Today, the almost 300-year-old colonial mansion shares its backyard with the Belvoir Farms Neighborhood, a beautiful community of 92 estate homes on one to three acre lots. Each home is custom built and sizes range from 4000 to 9000 square feet. The well maintained homes, with their manicured landscapes, reflect Belvoir Farms residents' pride of ownership. While not on the water, Belvoir Farms does have the distinction of owning a slice of waterfront land on Maynadier Creek, complete with a secure gated marina which has running water and electricity for 18 boat slips.
For our tennis pros and amateurs alike, Belvoir Farms has two well maintained tennis courts located in a common area green space, which also has a children’s playground complete with a slide and swings.
The Belvoir Farms Home Owners Association (BFHOA) is active in ensuring that the Association's Covenants and bylaws are respected and adhered to. As a result, our well-maintained common areas and high architectural standards help to enhance the value of our properties. The BFHOA also brings the community together with a variety of social engagements throughout the year to include activities for adults, children and families, fostering the sense of community and friendship for which Belvoir Farms is well known.
Visit this historic interactive map of General's Highway to learn more about the surrounding community along General's Highway and Belvoir Farms.