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The George Ellicott House

 
 
The George Ellicott House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 25, 2006
1. The George Ellicott House Marker
Inscription.  This house was built in 1789 by George Ellicott, a Quaker, who was a miller, surveyor, merchant and astronomer. He was friend and advisor to America's first black man of science, Benjamin Banneker, who visited here. He also entertained Chief Little Turtle and other Indian chiefs. Floods damaged the house in 1972 and 1975, but after stabilization, it was moved across the road to this site in 1987 and restored in 1990-91 under the auspices of Historic Ellicott City, Inc.
 
Erected 1991 by Catonsville Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1789.
 
Location. 39° 16.044′ N, 76° 47.573′ W. Marker is near Ellicott City, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Road (Maryland Route 144) and Westchester Avenue on Frederick Road. Touch for map. Marker is at
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or near this postal address: 24 Frederick Road, Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oella (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellicott’s Mills (about 300 feet away); Up This Winding Road Lies the Village of Oella (about 300 feet away); "Just One Nickel and I Could Ride" (about 300 feet away); Edges of Earth's Crust Collided Here (about 300 feet away); Turntable & Track (about 600 feet away); The Freight House (about 600 feet away); Baltimore and Frederick Turnpike Milestone (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
 
The George Ellicott House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 25, 2006
2. The George Ellicott House
George Ellicott House before move and flood damage image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Trust - Historic Sites Survey
3. George Ellicott House before move and flood damage
House prior to move, showing flood damage on left image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Trust - Historic Sites Survey
4. House prior to move, showing flood damage on left
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,912 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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