Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Moore Cottage
War of 1812 Bicentennial
—United States Capital for a Day —
The Moore built this worker's cottage, probably in the late 1790s. Moore was married to Mary Brooke, one of Deborah Thomas's sisters, and the Moores lived on a farm adjacent to Brookeville. Moore was a farmer, inventor, engineer and entrepreneur who also owned a tan yard near this cottage. Like those built at the other end of town by Richard Thomas, the house is banked into the hillside with a stone ground level kitchen and a log-constructed main level. Over the years, it was home to millwrights, shoemakers, seamstresses, and small-scale shopkeepers.
Location. 39° 10.837′ N, 77° 3.601′ 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: 309 Market Street, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murphy House (within shouting distance of this marker); Valley Mill House (within shouting distance of this marker); Margaret Brooke House (within shouting distance of this marker); August 26, 1814 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct Brookeville (about 400 feet away); Newlin’s Mill Millstone (about 400 feet away); A Refuge (about 400 feet away); Brookeville Academy (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
Categories. • Agriculture • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.