Ijamsville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stopped in a building two hundred yards west of here known as Peter’s Tavern
—Thursday June 30, 1791. —
Maryland Historical Trust
Maryland State Highway Administration
Erected 2016 by the Maryland Historical Trust & the Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 39° 19.091′ N, 77° 20.064′ W. Marker is in Ijamsville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Urbana Pike (Maryland Route 355), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3322 Urbana Pike, Ijamsville MD 21754, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named George Washington (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Landon House (approx. one mile away); Urbana (approx. 1.6 miles away); Amelung Glass Works (approx. 2½ miles away); Dennis Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hyattstown (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hyattstown Mill (approx. 2.9 miles away); Our Daily Bread (approx. 2.9 miles away).
1. George Washington's Diary
Thursday June 30th 1791
“Thursday 30th. The business which brot. me to George town being finished & the Comrs. instructed with respect to the mode of carrying the plan into effect — I set off this morning a little after 4 oclock in the prosecution of my journey towards Philadelphia; and being desirous of seeing the nature of the Country North of Georgetown, and along the upper road, I resolved to pass through Frederick town in Maryland & York & Lancaster in Pennsylvania & accordingly.
Breakfasted at a small village called Williamsburgh in which stands the Ct. House of Montgomerie County 14 M. from George Town. Dined at one Peters’s tavern 20 miles further and arrived at Frederick town about Sun down—the whole distance 43 miles.”
Note: The village of Williamsburgh is now Rockville Maryland.
— Submitted April 22, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Persons •
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