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Guinea Fowl Coop

circa 1900

 
 
Guinea Fowl Coop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 17, 2021
1. Guinea Fowl Coop Marker
Inscription.  
This building housed guinea fowl when the last generation of the Brown family resided at Mt. Pleasant Farm. The Brown's raised guinea fowl, considered a delicacy, for food and as gifts for friends and neighbors on special occasions.

When visitors arrived at the Browns' home, the guinea fowl created a racket, acting as an alarm. According to stories, visitors could not get out of their cars without one of the Brown sisters saying, "Hush now," to the guinea fowl.

Guinea hens eat insects and ticks and will even kill snakes. Their loud calls can deter rodents.
 
Erected by Howard County Conservancy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals.
 
Location. 39° 18.988′ N, 76° 52.474′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker can be reached from Old Frederick Road (Maryland Route 99) west of Dorchester Way, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10524 Old Frederick Rd, Woodstock MD 21163, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

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are within walking distance of this marker. Privy and Icehouse Foundation (here, next to this marker); Smokehouse (a few steps from this marker); Log Cabin Viewing Window (a few steps from this marker); Mt. Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Mt. Pleasant (within shouting distance of this marker); Carriage House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corn Crib (about 300 feet away); Blacksmith Shop (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 17, 2021
2. The Guinea Fowl Coop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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