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Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oakley Cabin

 
 
Oakley Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
1. Oakley Cabin Marker
Inscription. This log structure, acquired as part of Reddy Branch Stream Valley Park, was once part of Oakley Farm. Built before or just after emancipation, the cabin is representative of slave or tenant housing and is a rare surviving example. Reddy Branch, which flows through the parkland to the rear of the cabin, once provided water power for a mill in nearby Brookeville. The mill race, a trench engineered to carry water to the mill, still flows the contour of Brookeville Road.
 
Erected by Montgomery County Department of Parks.
 
Location. 39° 10.739′ N, 77° 4.313′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Brookeville Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3610 Brookeville Road, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newlin’s Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brookeville Schoolhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); August 26, 1814 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brookeville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Newlin’s Mill Millstone (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Refuge
The Marker Beside the Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
2. The Marker Beside the Cabin
The mill race is behind the cabin.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Brookeville Angel (approx. ¾ mile away); In This House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brookeville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oakley Log Cabin. Montgomery Parks site (Submitted on July 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Oakley Log House. National Register Nomination Form, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties (Submitted on October 1, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Additional Notes on the Cabin
Based on a brochure from the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, the cabin was probably built around 1820 as part of Oakley Farm, run by Richard B. Dorsey. The occupants probably worked in nearby Newlin's Mill.
    — Submitted July 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Buildings
 
Oakley Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2009
3. Oakley Cabin Marker
The Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
4. The Cabin
Oakley Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2009
5. Oakley Cabin
Oakley Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2009
6. Oakley Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,446 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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