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Evart's Homesite

 
 
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By F. Robby, June 28, 2016
1. Evart's Homesite Marker
Inscription. This site is believed to be the homesite and final resting place of Mr. Evart (Evitt) who, reportedly, was the first white settler in Allegany County.

He came here in the early 1700's to escape civilization and live as a hermit.

The remains of his farm, with its stone fences, well, and orchards can be seen here on the mountain that bears his name.
 
Location. 39° 42.553′ N, 78° 39.972′ W. Marker is in Flintstone, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from Pleasant Valley Road. Click for map. Marker is within Rocky Gap State Park, about 1.5 miles up Evitts Mountain Homesite Trail from the trailhead at Rocky Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12500 Pleasant Valley Road NE, Flintstone MD 21530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Naming of the Lake (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Indian Rockshelter Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Life in Pleasant Valley (approx. one mile away); Martins Mountain (approx. 1.3 miles away); Washington’s Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx.
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By F. Robby, June 28, 2016
2. Evart's Homesite Marker
2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Camp Mason & Dixon (approx. 2.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Folck's Mill (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Flintstone.
 
Regarding Evart's Homesite. Mr. Evart (or Evitt) reportedly was spurned by a woman and came to this location to ponder his bachelorhood!
 
Additional comments.
1. Evitt's Mountain Homesite Trail
The marker uses the name Evart, while the trail to the homesite uses the name Evitt. The trailhead can be reached from several access trails, some of which are known as the Rocky Trail, and Lakeside Loop Trail. See Rocky Gap State Park trail maps for details. Four bears crossed the trail in front of us on our return down the mountain, but they scampered away as soon as they saw us, too quickly for us to get a picture.
    — Submitted July 9, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

 
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By F. Robby, June 28, 2016
3. Trail Sign for Evart's Homesite Marker
This sign is located close to the trailhead at its junction with one of the access trails from the lake.
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By F. Robby, June 28, 2016
4. Sign for Evart's Homesite Marker
This sign is located on the Evitt's Mountain Homesite Trail, about 100 yards from the homesite marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 185 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on July 9, 2016.
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