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

Hitt-Cost House

 
 
Hitt-Cost House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 29, 2008
1. Hitt-Cost House Marker
Inscription. The main timber-frame portion of the house was built by the Hitt family before 1790. A log addition was added in the 1830's by the Cost family, nearly doubling the size of the house. After the battle of Antietam, it was used as a hospital and later as a headquarters for Union General George G. Meade. General Joseph K. F. Mansfield ate supper here September 16, 1862. He was killed the following morning. The house was severely damaged by fire in 1989 and has been restored. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee marker series.
 
Location. 39° 29.126′ N, 77° 42.852′ W. Marker is near Keedysville, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Keedysville Road half a mile west of Shepherdstown Pike (Maryland Route 34), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keedysville MD 21756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pry Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Hospital Site (within shouting distance of
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 29, 2008
2. Marker location
this marker); Hitt Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pryís Mill Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Army Headquarters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pry Family Upheaval (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hessís Mill Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Second Army Corps (approx. ĺ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Keedysville.
 
Also see . . .  General Mansfield. As mentioned on the marker, General Mansfield was mortally wounded the next day, during the battle of Antietam. (Submitted on March 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Hitt-Cost house image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 29, 2008
3. Hitt-Cost house
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,181 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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