Toaping Castle

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Toaping Castle
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Toaping Castle
General information
TypeWhite Oak Log House [1]
LocationWalker Drive and Capital Drive
Greenbelt, Maryland
United States
Coordinates 38°59′48″N76°53′42″W / 38.9966°N 76.8950°W / 38.9966; -76.8950 Coordinates: 38°59′48″N76°53′42″W / 38.9966°N 76.8950°W / 38.9966; -76.8950
Construction startedCirca 1750 [1]

The Toaping Castle was a house in present-day Greenbelt, Maryland, built c.1750 by Charles, Isaac and Nathan Walker, three brothers who fled to America from Scotland. [1] The Walker brothers constructed the house on a 188-acre (0.76 km2) land grant [1] in an area that eventually became Greenbelt. Samuel Hamilton Walker was born at Toaping Castle in 1817 and later served as a Texas Ranger and U.S. Army officer who died in the Mexican–American War. [1]

The historical marker, located in front of a TGI Friday's restaurant at the corner of Greenbelt Road and Walker Drive, states that only the family cemetery remains of Toaping Castle. The cemetery is located at the end of Walker Drive in the woods behind a large parking structure, and contains the graves of Isaac and Nathan Walker. [2]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Prince George’s County Historical Society. Toaping Castle Historical marker located near at the intersection of Walker Drice and Capital Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland.
  2. Cemetery location

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