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

Gassaway House

War of 1812 Bicentennial

 

— United States Capital for a Day —

 
Gassaway House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 25, 2018
1. Gassaway House Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 10.871′ N, 77° 3.501′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Market Street north of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 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. Thomas House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Briggs House
Gassaway House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 25, 2018
2. Gassaway House Marker
(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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 11 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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