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

Margaret Brooke House

War of 1812 Bicentennial

 

— United States Capital for a Day —

 
Margaret Brooke House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 25, 2018
1. Margaret Brooke House Marker
Inscription.  One of the four federal style masonry houses that were standing in Brookeville in 1814, this house was built by real estate investor Caleb Pancoast about 1806 and sold shortly thereafter. In 1814 it was home of Margaret Brooke, the unmarried sister of town founder Deborah Brooke Thomas. Margaret had the means to live as an independent woman on the proceeds from the sale of inherited lands. The house began as a much smaller dwelling that fronted on Water Street. It was later expanded and the front entrance moved to face Market Street.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureWar of 1812Women.
 
Location. 39° 10.848′ N, 77° 3.548′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (Maryland Route 97) and Water Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Market Street, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murphy House (within shouting distance of this marker); August 26, 1814
Margaret Brooke House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 25, 2018
2. Margaret Brooke House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Brookeville (within shouting distance of this marker); Newlin’s Mill Millstone (within shouting distance of this marker); A Refuge (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookeville Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Moore Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Gassaway House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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