Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters

Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters (HM5P2)

Location: Piney Point, MD 20674 St Mary's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 8.154', W 76° 31.748'

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Most free standing light houses were accompanied by "keeper's quarters," which housed the light keepers and their families. The Piney Point Lighthouse and keeper's quarters were built in 1836 by John Donahoo of Havre de Grace.

The original brick structure measured 30 ft. by 20 ft. and was built as a one-storey dwelling with a central fireplace and a ground level basement. There have been numerous renovations and preservation efforts over the years.

The house served as a residence for light keepers and their families for more than a century. After the site became a Coast Guard station in 1939, the house alternately served as a barracks for as many as 20 servicemen or a residence for families stationed with Coast Guard light keepers. Now owned by the St. Marys County Government, the structure is a rental home for on-site security.

Caption of photo in upper left corner of marker.
The Piney Point Lighthouse bell tower, light tower and keeper's quarter photo taken in 1912.

Caption of photo in lower right corner of marker
Photographs of a Coast Guard family that lived in the Piney Point keeper's quarters in the 1960's.
HM NumberHM5P2
Placed ByMaryland Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 2:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 365990 N 4221998
Decimal Degrees38.13590000, -76.52913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.154', W 76° 31.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 9.24" N, 76° 31' 44.88" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44701-45243 State Hwy 498, Piney Point MD 20674, US
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