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Buckeystown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buckeystown

 
 
Buckeystown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 19, 2008
1. Buckeystown Marker
With the National Register of Historic Places plaque beside it.
Inscription. This street scene photo taken on the bridge crossing Rocky Fountain Creek around 1870, clearly shows the three white tannery buildings on the east side of Buckeystown Pike. The tanning of animal hides was the town's earliest industry. The red brick house on the hill above the tannery buildings is the Baker family home. Daniel Baker purchased the property from the Buckeys in 1830. Across the street on the west side of Buckeystown Pike at the top of the hill, is a red brick house built circa 1863, now covered with white shingles to preserve the soft brick. Coming down the hill, the next building is the Buckey Tavern, built by John Buckey around 1788. The white frame house with the carriage in front is the only structure in town with an above ground cellar. It has always been a duplex house and was built prior to 1858.

Some years later, this photo circa 1900 shows a similar view. The white tannery buildings were torn down and the lot was sometimes used for grazing cattle. On the top of the hill, the original George Buckey home, owned by the Baker family at the time, has acquired its wrap-around porch. Down the hill from the two large trees on the west side of Buckeystown Pike is the John Buckey Tavern, a private residence since the 1850's. The duplex house is next door. The frame building next to the creek is the Dietrick & Gambrill
Buckeystown Marker and the Bridge over Rocky Fountain Creek image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 19, 2008
2. Buckeystown Marker and the Bridge over Rocky Fountain Creek
granary, used to store grain, wheat, hay, salt, seeds, potatoes, flour and coal. Goods were shipped by train on the track that was laid for the brickyard along the north side of Rocky Fountain Creek. The granary was destroyed by fire in 1933. Since 1936 a gas station has been located on that property.
 
Erected 1995 by Buckeystown Preservation Society.
 
Location. 39° 19.965′ N, 77° 25.944′ W. Marker is in Buckeystown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Buckeystown Pike (State Highway 85) and Manor Woods Road, on the right when traveling south on Buckeystown Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buckeystown MD 21717, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Buckeystown Methodist Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Carrollton” (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Buckeystown Park (approx. one mile away); Gordon’s Decisive Attack (approx. 2.5 miles away but has been reported missing); The Battle That Saved Washington (approx. 2.6 miles away); History of the Monocacy River Valley
Looking Past the Bridge Today at Buckeystown Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 19, 2008
3. Looking Past the Bridge Today at Buckeystown Pike
(approx. 2.6 miles away); Clustered Spires of Frederick (approx. 2.6 miles away); Worthington House (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Buckeystown.
 
Regarding Buckeystown.
National Register of Historic Places:
Buckeystown Historic District (added 1982 - - #82002811)
MD 85 , Buckeystown
• Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
• Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
• Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Gothic, Queen Anne
• Area of Significance: Architecture, Industry, Commerce
• Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
• Owner: Private
• Historic Function: Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction
• Historic Sub-function: Manufacturing Facility, Single Dwelling
• Current Function: Domestic
 
Also see . . .  Buckeystown Historic District. F-1-029, Maryland Inventory of Historic Places (Submitted on November 11, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Bridge over Rocky Fountain Creek, 1870 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
4. Bridge over Rocky Fountain Creek, 1870
Close-up of photo on marker
Bridge over Rocky Fountain Creek 1900 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
5. Bridge over Rocky Fountain Creek 1900
Bridge over Rocky Fountain Creek 2015 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
6. Bridge over Rocky Fountain Creek 2015
National Register Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
7. National Register Plaque

This Village
has been placed on the
National Register
Of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
1982
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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