Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Washington House Hotel burned in 1879.
Erected 2009 by Maryland Heritage Area.
Location. 39° 38.567′ N, 77° 43.285′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on West Washington Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the University Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hagerstonians in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ransom of Hagerstown (within shouting distance of this marker); A City Divided (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington County Courthouse (about 300 feet For God and Country (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Ransom of Hagerstown (about 400 feet away); Crossroads of History (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named A City Divided (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
More about this marker. The marker displays portraits of John Brown, Owen Brown, Oliver Brown, and Jeremiah Anderson. In the center-right is a copy of the Register from the Washington House Hotel, Thursday June 30, 1859. The main illustration is a photo of the hotel.
Also see . . . John Brown's Raid. (Submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 962 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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