“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Olney in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Olney House

Also known as “Little Olney”

Olney House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 20, 2006
1. Olney House Marker
Inscription.  Built by Whitson Canby c. 1800. Roger Brooke acquired the property for his daughter Sarah and her husband Dr. Charles Farquhar in 1822. They named the home after the town of Olney, England, the hometown of their favorite poet William Cowpers. When Charles became postmaster he changed the name of the town from Mechanicsville to Olney after his home. The Brooke-Farquhar family owned the home until 1925.
Location. 39° 9.131′ N, 77° 3.956′ W. Marker is in Olney, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Olney Sandy Spring Road (Maryland Route 108) east of Georgia Avenue (Maryland Route 97), on the right when traveling east. Marker is in front of the Olney House, visible from its parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3308 Olney Sandy Springs 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. Springhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Higgins Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); Town of Brookeville (approx. 1.8 miles away); Oakley Cabin
Olney House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats
2. Olney House
Marker can be seen to the left of the tree trunk.
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Valley Mill House (approx. 2 miles away); Brookeville Academy (approx. 2 miles away); A Refuge (approx. 2 miles away); The Moore Cottage (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olney.
Also see . . .  Olney Pictures. On the Sandy Springs Museum site. (Submitted on May 21, 2006.) 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPolitical Subdivisions
Plaque on the house image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 2, 2019
3. Plaque on the house

Master Plan

More. Search the internet for Olney House.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,368 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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