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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hager’s Fancy

(Circa 1740)

 
 
Marker on the Side of the Hager House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
1. Marker on the Side of the Hager House
Inscription.  
Third dwelling was built by Jonathan Hager, founder of Hagerstown Maryland, 1762; Captain of Scouts, French and Indian War, 1755–1763; member of the Non-Importation Association and of the Committees of Safety and of Observation, 1775; member of the General Assembly, Annapolis, 1771–1775.
 
Erected by Conocoheague Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1762.
 
Location. 39° 38.388′ N, 77° 43.812′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Key Street and Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Key Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hager House and Museum (a few steps from this marker); Mt. Aetna Cannon (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Hager House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vietnam War Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); 202 South Prospect Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 175 South Prospect Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 169 South Prospect St. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Regarding Hager’s Fancy. The Hager House stands off Key Street, inside the city park.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Provincial Committees of Safety of the American Revolution. 1904 book by Agnes Hunt. (Submitted on June 15, 2007.) 

2. About the Committees of Observation. Described on page 185 in the 1879 book History of Maryland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day by J. Thomas Scharf. (Submitted on June 15, 2007.) 
 
The Hager House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 9, 2007
2. The Hager House
This uncut field stone house was built in the 1840s. With thick walls and a protected water supply, the house could also serve as a frontier fort in the event of an uprising.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,245 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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