“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Jonathan Hager House

Circa 1740

Jonathan Hager House, Circa 1740 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. Jonathan Hager House, Circa 1740 Marker
Inscription. October 16, 1739, Jonathan Hager took up “Hager’s Fancy” 200 acres in the valley of Antietam Creek. A year later he married Elizabeth Kershner for whom Elizabeth-Town (Hagerstown) was named and established his home here. In 1944 it was aquired by the Washington County Historical Society.
Erected by State Roads Commission.
Location. 39° 38.388′ N, 77° 43.716′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Walnut Street near Key Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is on the edge of the Hagerstown City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hager’s Fancy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hager House and Museum (about 500 feet away); Mt. Aetna Cannon (about 500 feet away); Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Shenandoah Valley Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Prospect (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elliott-Bester House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hagerstown.
Regarding Jonathan Hager House.
Marker and Hager House Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 8, 2008
2. Marker and Hager House
The Hager House stands off Key Street, inside the city park, about a quarter mile to the West.
Also see . . .  The Hager House. (Submitted on June 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
The Hager House Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
3. The Hager House
This uncut field stone house was built in the 1840s. With thick walls and a protected water supply, the house could also serve as a frontier fort in the event of an uprising.
Mt. Aetna Cannon Preserved at the Hager House Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
4. Mt. Aetna Cannon Preserved at the Hager House
Mt. Aetna Furnace produced cannon for the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The Furnace was located in Washington County, MD to the South of Hagerstown. This cannon still has the sprune on the muzzle used to bleed off excess slag, indicating it was never completed.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,420 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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