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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mary Titcomb

A Leader in Learning

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, April 7, 2019
1. Mary Titcomb Marker
Inscription.  Mary Titcomb was the first librarian to lead the Washington County Free Library, the first county library chartered in the United States. She was dedicated to seeing that the library was accessible beyond the county seat, so she developed the first Book Wagon. This horse-drawn carriage traveled to rural destinations of Washington County, reaching readers who otherwise would not have the capability to visit the library. See how Mary Titcomb’s work in Washington County went far beyond the circulation of books.
 
Location. 39° 38.245′ N, 77° 43.639′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Summit Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 317 Summit Avenue, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hagerstown Railway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jonathan Hager House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Milling (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Baltimore Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path (approx. ¼ mile away); Hager’s Fancy (approx. ¼ mile away); Hager House and Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Mt. Aetna Cannon (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Also see . . .  Hagerstown Cultural Trail - A Leader in Learning.
Mary Titcomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 7, 2019
2. Mary Titcomb Marker
URL represented by QR code on marker. (Submitted on April 8, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Mary Titcomb image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Western Maryland Regional Library
3. Mary Titcomb
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Book Wagon image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Western Maryland Regional Library
4. Book Wagon
Close-up of photo on marker
Book Wagon image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Western Maryland Regional Library
5. Book Wagon
Close-up of photo on marker
 
More. Search the internet for Mary Titcomb.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 8, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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