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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hagerís Fancy

(Circa 1740)

 
 
Marker on the Side of the Hager House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. Marker on the Side of the Hager House
Inscription. Third dwelling was built by Jonathan Hager, founder of Hagerstown Maryland, 1762; Captain of Scouts, French and Indian War, 1755–1763; member of the Non-Importation Association and of the Committees of Safety and of Observation, 1775; member of the General Assembly, Annapolis, 1771–1775.
 
Erected by Conocoheague Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 38.388′ N, 77° 43.812′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Key Street and Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Key Street. Click for map. 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 House and Museum (a few steps from this marker); Mt. Aetna Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Hager House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Church
The Hager House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
2. 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.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Shenandoah Valley Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Prospect (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cumberland Valley Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Regarding Hagerís Fancy. The Hager House stands off Key Street, inside the city park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Non-Importation Association. (Submitted on June 15, 2007.)
2. The Provincial Committees of Safety of the American Revolution. 1904 book by Agnes Hunt. (Submitted on June 15, 2007.) 

3. About the Committees of Observation. Described on page 185 in the 1879 book History of Maryland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day by J. Thomas Scharf. (Submitted on June 15, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,945 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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