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

Briggs House

War of 1812 Bicentennial

 

— United States Capital for a Day —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 25, 2018
1. Briggs House Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureScience & MedicineWar of 1812Women. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Quakerism ⛪ series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
 
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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 25, 2018
2. Briggs House Marker
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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 (about 300 feet away); August 26, 1814 (about 300 feet away); Brookeville (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 169 times since then and 32 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 Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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