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Utica in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Snook Family Farm

 
 
Snook Family Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 21, 2021
1. Snook Family Farm Marker
Inscription.  This trail is dedicated to the Daniel Snook Family, who's hard work and dedication made agriculture in Frederick County a success. As you wander through the interpretive trail, we welcome you to explore the history of the Snook family and the agricultural heritage of the region.

Daniel Snook began the farm with a series of land purchases in 1831, 1853 and 1865, The Snook family as involved in growing agricultural products, dairy farming, and livestock breeding on the farm for over 150 years. By 1900, the Snook Farm was one of the largest farms in the area containing over 300 acres.

The Snook farmstead contained a number of buildings that provided for the support of the family's agricultural activities. Buildings still in existence along this trail include the main house, smokehouse, wood shop, spring house, dairy parlor and milk house, as well as a bank barn.

The family was considered to be one of the founding families of Utica, which was a thriving community along the main road connecting the towns of Emmitsburg and Thurmont to the city of Frederick.

Across from St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
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just a mile north of here, was the stage stop. Nearby this location, Jacob Cronise established a grist mill in 1815 to serve the local agricultural community which was largely focused on the growing of grain products. The mill shipped flour processed from local grains to the cities of Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. In addition to the mill, there were a number of other public buildings that served the community including a general store, school and a print shop. The print shop was operated by Augustus Clem, who printed a series of periodicals throughout the mid to late 1800s. Families around the community of Utica, like the Snooks, stayed up to date on news through these and other local publications.
 
Erected by Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 30.949′ N, 77° 24.141′ W. Marker is in Utica, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Old Frederick Rd, 0.8 miles north of Devilbliss Bridge Road, on the left when traveling north. Located in Utica District Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10200-B Old Frederick Rd, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the
Snook Family Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 21, 2021
2. Snook Family Farm Marker
crow flies. Snook Farm Smokehouse (a few steps from this marker); Snook Family & Farmhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewistown (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lewistown Trout Hatchery and Bass Ponds (approx. 2.1 miles away); Heritage Farm Park Lime Kiln (approx. 3 miles away); In Remembrance (approx. 3.1 miles away); Boiler House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Richfield (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
 
Hog Pen with the Corn Crib image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 21, 2021
3. Hog Pen with the Corn Crib
This Structure is where the Snook family raised their hogs. Image Courtesy of Nanette Parlett.
Close-up of photo on marker.
Snook Farmhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 21, 2021
4. Snook Farmhouse
Front view of the Snook Family Farmhouse and upper garden, which was always full of color in the summer. Image Courtesy of Nanette Parlett.
Close-up of photo on marker.
Charles Snook, ca. 1900's image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 21, 2021
5. Charles Snook, ca. 1900's
Sleigh driven by Charles Snook (grandson of Daniel Josiah & Mary Ann) during winter on the farm. Image Courtesy of Nanette Parlett.
Close-up of photo on marker.
Mary Pitzer Seibert, 1945 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 21, 2021
6. Mary Pitzer Seibert, 1945
Mary and her dog, Skipper, walking in front of the carriage house, which housed the sleigh, wagons, and finally cars. Image Courtesy of Nanette Parlett.
Close-up of photo on marker.
Frederick County Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 21, 2021
7. Frederick County Map
Close-up of map on marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 24, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on October 25, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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