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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elliott-Bester House

 
 
Elliott-Bester House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Elliott-Bester House Marker
Inscription.  
Boyhood home of Commodore
Jesse D. Elliott, USN, (1872-1845)
of Battle of Lake Erie fame
during War of 1812. This National
Register property preserved in
memory of Mrs. Mary B.K. Bowman.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 39° 38.333′ N, 77° 43.344′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Street (Maryland Route 65) near East Baltimore Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205--207 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Journey Transports Us Through Time (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Retreat from Gettysburg (about 500 feet away); Thomas Kennedy (about 500 feet away); Thomas Kennedy Park (about 600 feet away); West Baltimore Street (about 600 feet away); Milling (about 600 feet away); Hagerstonians in the Civil War
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Hose Company (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Regarding Elliott-Bester House. National Register of Historic Places:
Elliot-Bester House (added 1975 - - #75000924)
205--207 S. Potomac St. , Hagerstown
♦ Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: No Style Listed
♦ Historic Person: Elliott,Com.Jesse D.
♦ Significant Year: 1790
♦ Area of Significance: Military, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1750-1799
♦ Owner: Private
♦ Historic Function: Domestic
♦ Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
♦ Current Function: Work In Progress
 
Also see . . .
1. Jesse Duncan Elliot. He enlisted in the US Navy as a midshipman in April 1804 and saw action in the Mediterranean Sea during the Barbary Wars between 1805 and 1807, serving on board the USS Essex under Commodore James Barron. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Battle of Lake Erie, Wikipedia entry
Elliott-Bester House and Marker seen along South Potomac Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 17, 2011
2. Elliott-Bester House and Marker seen along South Potomac Street
. When the war broke out, the British immediately seized control of Lake Erie. Nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of Great Britain's Royal Navy. This ensured American control of the lake for the rest of the war, which in turn allowed the Americans to recover Detroit and win the Battle of the Thames to break the Indian confederation of Tecumseh. It was one of the biggest naval battles of the War of 1812. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Elliott-Bester House , Commodore Jesse D. Elliott who spent his boyhood years here. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 17, 2011
3. Elliott-Bester House , Commodore Jesse D. Elliott who spent his boyhood years here.
Elliott-Bester House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., February 5, 2018
4. Elliott-Bester House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 638 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on February 24, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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