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

Springhouse

Olney House

 
 
Springhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 2, 2019
1. Springhouse Marker
Inscription.  This springhouse was constructed as an outbuilding of the Olney House (circa 1800). This one was restored and preserved by the Buffingtons in 2003. Before the invention of electric refrigeration, springhouses were common throughout rural areas and were used for preservation of food and dairy products. The Olney House and its outbuildings were associated with the Brooke-Farquhar family from approximately 1822 through 1925.
 
Location. 39° 9.117′ N, 77° 3.922′ W. Marker is in Olney, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Olney-Sandy Spring Road (Maryland Route 108) east of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97), on the right when traveling east. The marker can be accessed from the parking lot for the Re/Max Realty Centre. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney MD 20832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olney House (within shouting distance of this marker); Higgins Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); Town of Brookeville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Oakley Cabin
Springhouse and accompanying marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 2, 2019
2. Springhouse and accompanying marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Valley Mill House (approx. 2 miles away); Brookeville Academy (approx. 2 miles away); A Refuge (approx. 2 miles away); Murphy House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olney.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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