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

Old Forge Farm

 
 
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Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
1. Old Forge Farm Marker
Inscription.  
The main block of this house was built in 1762 by Ceorge French. In 1764, it was purchaed by the Hughes family and was Daniel Hughes' home until his death in 1818. He added the wing to the east. Hughes and his borther Samuel were iron manufacturers and owned a number of iron furnaces and forges in the area. Antietam Forge, later called old forge, produced nails and was located on Antietam Creek below the house. Daniel Hughes was an ardent patriot, a colonel in the Revolution, and one of the first county commissinoers. This house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Washington County Historical Advisory Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Washington County Historical Advisory Committee series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1762.
 
Location. 39° 39.989′ N, 77° 38.984′ W. Marker is near Leitersburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker
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is on Old Forge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Forge Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Good-Hartle Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Erected in Honor of the Boys of Leitersburg District (approx. 2.3 miles away); Leitersburg Bridge No. 2 (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Long Meadow (approx. 2.8 miles away); Retreat into Maryland (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.8 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leitersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Old Forge Farm. Maryland Historical Trust website entry (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.) 
 
Old Forge Farm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
2. Old Forge Farm
Old Forge Farm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 23, 2008
3. Old Forge Farm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,949 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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