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

Olney House

Also known as “Little Olney”

 
 
Olney House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
1. Olney House Marker
Inscription.  
Built by Whitson Canby c. 1800. Roger Brooke acquired the property for his daughter Sarah and her husband Dr. Charles Farquhar in 1822. They named the home after the town of Olney, England, the hometown of their favorite poet William Cowpers. When Charles became postmaster he changed the name of the town from Mechanicsville to Olney after his home. The Brooke-Farquhar family owned the home until 1925.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsPolitical Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 39° 9.131′ N, 77° 3.956′ W. Marker is in Olney, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Olney Sandy Spring Road (Maryland Route 108) east of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97), on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of the Olney House, visible from its parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3308 Olney Sandy Springs Road, Olney MD 20832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Springhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Olney (about 300 feet away, measured in
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a direct line); Higgins Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mutual Memorial Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Out of Africa (approx. 1.8 miles away); In Everlasting Memory of the Anguish of Our Ancestors (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kwame Nkrumah (approx. 1.8 miles away); Haile Salassie (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olney.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Olney House gets facelift, will open this spring as upscale Italian restaurant. MoCo360 website entry (Submitted on February 25, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Past to Present: Salt and Vine's Rich History. Restaurant website entry (Submitted on February 25, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Olney House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats
2. Olney House
Marker can be seen to the left of the tree trunk.
Plaque on the house image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 2, 2019
3. Plaque on the house
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Montgomery
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2024. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,488 times since then and 290 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 18, 2024