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Near Ellicott City in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The George Ellicott House

 
 
The George Ellicott House Marker image. Click for full size.
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
The George Ellicott House image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 25, 2006
2. The George Ellicott House
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is at or near this postal address: 24 Frederick Road, Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 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).
 
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 March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,438 times since then and 21 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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