Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
War of 1812 Bicentennial
—United States Capital for a Day —
Greenbury Murphy, Brookeville's first blacksmith, built this exceptionally fine Federal style house about 1807, financing its construction and that of a blacksmith shop with a mortgage from local merchant Caleb Bentley. The brick house, a hall-and-parlor plan, featured a fashionable doorway with transom and side-lights. In 1814 it belonged to Caleb Bentley and his nephew Joseph, who may have been living here at the time with his wife Anna Briggs Bentley. By 1815, the town's new blacksmith, John McCauley, purchased this property.
Location. 39° 10.833′ N, 77° 3.566′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Market Street (Maryland Route 97) west of Water Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 Market Street, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Margaret Brooke House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Moore Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); August 26, 1814 (within shouting distance of this marker); Brookeville (within shouting distance of this marker); Newlin’s Mill Millstone A Refuge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brookeville Academy (about 300 feet away); Brookeville Angel (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • War of 1812 •
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