Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect (HMDQO)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 38.613', W 77° 43.482'

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Nathanial Rochester House

This is the original site of "Mount Prospect," also known as "The Rochester House." Nathanial Rochester built the house in 1789 on ground which once belonged to Jonathan Hager, the founder of Hagerstown.

The home was used as a "way station" during the Civil War for battlefield casualties from both the North and South. One of the wounded soldiers treated there was Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., who fought at the Battle of Antietam. He later became a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Rochester, formerly a colonel in the Continental Army, was the owner of a nail and lock factory, the first president of the Hagerstown Bank, a member of the state legislature, a postmaster, a sheriff, and a Judge of the Washington County Court. In 1810, he left Hagerstown leading a caravan of settlers to the Genesse Valley where he founded Rochester, New York.
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 9:25am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266199 N 4391744
Decimal Degrees39.64355000, -77.72470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.613', W 77° 43.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 36.78" N, 77° 43' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-29 S Prospect St, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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