Brookeville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Thomas House Site
War of 1812 Bicentennial
—United States Capital for a Day —
Richard Thomas, Jr. and his wife, Deborah Brooke Thomas, the founders of the town of Brookeville, built their large frame house here ca. 1801. In 1814, they were living here with their five children. The town was established on land that Deborah inherited. Richard was a planter and miller, who served in the Maryland Militia during the Revolutionary War. While the Sandy Spring Meeting disowned him for his violation of Quaker tenets for his military service, he was later readmitted and served as an elder of the meeting, as did his wife Deborah. Over the years the house served as a boarding house for Academy teachers and a church parsonage. It burned down in 1911.
Location. 39° 10.88′ N, 77° 3.487′ W. Marker is in Brookeville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Market Street east of South Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Market Street, Brookeville MD 20833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Briggs House (here, next to this marker); Gassaway House (within shouting distance of this marker); In This House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison House Brookeville Angel (about 300 feet away); August 26, 1814 (about 300 feet away); Brookeville (about 300 feet away); Bentley House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookeville.
Categories. • Architecture • Churches & Religion • War of 1812 • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.