Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
War of 1812 Bicentennial
—United States Capital for a Day —
The Briggs House was built in 1803 for Hannah Brooke Briggs and her husband Isaac Briggs, who were still living here in 1814. The Briggses also owned a house and farm known as Sharon in Sandy Spring. Hannah, a devout Quaker, married Isaac Briggs in 1794, but not before a prenuptial agreement was drawn up on her behalf! Isaac was an engineer, surveyor and agriculturalist. Thomas Jefferson appointed him as General Surveyor of the Mississippi Territory and he was also the chief engineer for the eastern portion of the Erie Canal.
Location. 39° 10.881′ N, 77° 3.486′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Market Street east of South Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Market Street, 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 (here, next to this marker); Gassaway House (within shouting distance of this marker); In This House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison House (about 300 feet away); Brookeville Angel (about 300 feet away); Bentley House August 26, 1814 (about 300 feet away); Brookeville (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
Categories. • Agriculture • Science & Medicine • War of 1812 • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on January 18, 2019, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.