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

Seneca Store

 
 
Seneca Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 4, 2006
1. Seneca Store Marker
Inscription.  In 1900, Frederick Allnutt purchased the 1855 Darby House and 1½ acres of land from Wilson Tschiffely, who had recently acquired the property along with the nearby mill. Allnutt, who had been running a store next to the canal for several years, built this general store facing River Road in 1901. Upon the death of Frederick Allnutt in 1915, the store and house passed to his widow, Ada Allnutt, then in 1927 to Guy and Hilday Allnutt. The store was sold to Raymond Poole in 1965 and became known as Poole's General Store. It is the oldest general store in continuous operation in Montgomery County.
 
Erected 1999 by Montgomery County Park Commission, Department of Parks; and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 39° 4.777′ N, 77° 20.436′ W. Marker is in Seneca, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Old River Road and River Road, on the right on
Poole's General Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 4, 2006
2. Poole's General Store and Marker
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Old River Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Poolesville MD 20837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seneca Mill (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Seneca Store (a few steps from this marker); Seneca Mills During the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); A Veteran’s Life in Montgomery County (within shouting distance of this marker); Seneca (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca.
 
Also see . . .
1. Seneca, Maryland. An excerpt from the book Towns along the Towpath by Kate Mulligan. (Submitted on December 16, 2006.) 

2. Towns Along the Towpath. book by Kate Mulligan, on Amazon.com, with the Look Inside feature. (Submitted on December 16, 2006.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,773 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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