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The device in front of you is the actual water pump used by Jefferson residents to draw water from the town well. During the 1800's and until 1960, residents obtained water from the well located in the center of town. The well offered tremendous c…
After building a triangular chimney and stuffing it with sticks, the collier stacked logs in concentric circles around the flue. The 12-foot-high stack consisted of 30 to 50 cords—two or three times the logs you see in this replica. The coll…
Member of the House of Delegates
Born 19 July 1753 in Upper Marlboro, MD
Died November 1808 in Frederick, MD
Marker placed by Carrollton Manor Chapter, NSDAR
Eleanor Murdoch Potts
2nd wife of
Frederick Town was strategically laid out along both sides of Carroll Creek in 1745 by Daniel Dulany, a prominent Annapolis land speculator. Like many colonial towns, the town creek would be the lifeblood of the community, provider of drinking and…
The original memorial, unveiled on August 17, 1911, was dedicated to the humane efforts of Marie Diehl (1855-1907), a founder of the Frederick Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, now the Frederick County Humane Society.
To take advantage of prevailing northwesterly winds, the majority of Frederick's industry was placed here in the southeast sector of the city. Odiferous operations such as canneries, tanneries and mills could be found in this area as early as the …
Frederick County's ties to the American Civil War run deep, so it should come as no surprise that it is part of Maryland's Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area/National Scenic Byway. W…
"Over Barbara Fritchie's grave,
Flag of Freedom and Union, wave!"
John Greenleaf Whittier
From the poem, entitled "Barbara Frietchie,"
Atlantic Monthly magazine, October, 1863
Barbara Fritchie's 96 years of life spanned …
First glass manufactury in Maryland. Established by John Frederick Amelung of Bremen, Germany in 1784. George Washington wrote enthusiastically about it to Thomas Jefferson.
Maryland's Appalachian Region Offers Visitors Natural Splendor And Outdoor Adventure, Plus Countless Opportunities To Explore The Region's Rich Heritage—all Just A Few Miles Off Interstate 70.
Maryland Byways, like the Historic National R…