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

Bussard Farmhouse

 
 
Bussard Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2017
1. Bussard Farmhouse Marker
Inscription.  The main house was built by Thaddeus Bussard in 1908 on the foundations of an original house that had been built by Nathan Magruder around 1778. The oldest part of the structure is the kitchen wing to the right, thought to date to the early 1800s. The rear addition was built in the early 1800s by the Otho Magruder family. The house has been restored to represent a typical farm house of the 1910 period, before electricity was brought to the rural areas. Water would have come from wells or from Rock Creek, and lighting from kerosene lamps or from methane gas produced on the farm and run through pipes to the lighting fixtures inside the house.
 
Location. 39° 9.826′ N, 77° 7.821′ W. Marker is in Derwood, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Rock Creek Park Road 0.4 miles north of Muncaster Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18400 Muncaster Mill Road, Gaithersburg MD 20877, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farming and Labor in Montgomery County (within shouting distance of this marker); Agricultural History Farm Park
Bussard Farmhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2017
2. Bussard Farmhouse Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newmantown (approx. mile away); Nike Missile Local Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); Oakley Cabin (approx. 3.3 miles away); Layton House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Rolling Ridge (approx. 3.4 miles away); Olney House (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Derwood.
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable Buildings
 
Bussard Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2017
3. Bussard Farmhouse
Kitchen Wing
Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 5, 2017
4. Historic Site
Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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