Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Gassaway House was built about 1804 for Samuel and Anne Leeke. Brice John Gassaway purchased it in 1812 and he and his wife Dinah and two of their seven grown children were living here in 1814. Brice, a retired gentleman farmer from western Anne Arundel County, served as a militia officer during the American Revolution. His son George opened a store that was in operation in 1814 at the corner of Market and High streets. The house likely began with a side-hall and parlor; later another room flanking the hall and a rear kitchen ell were added.
Location. 39° 10.871′ N, 77° 3.501′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Briggs House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookeville Angel (within shouting distance of this marker); August 26, 1814 (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookeville (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Brooke House Newlin’s Mill Millstone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Refuge (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
Categories. • Architecture • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary •
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