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

Springfield Farm

(Circa 1755)

 
 
Springfield Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 12, 2003
1. Springfield Farm Marker
Inscription. Home of Brig. Gen. Otho Holland Williams, Revolutionary War hero and founder, 1786, of Williamsport, and of Col. Elie Williams, president of commission to lay out National Road and chief surveyor Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. President George Washington dined here October 20, 1790, while considering Williamsport as possible site of Federal capital.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 39° 36.131′ N, 77° 48.809′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Potomac Street (U.S. 11) and Springfield Lane, on the right when traveling east on E. Potomac Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport MD 21795, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Williamsport (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Williamsport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Murder of Dewitt Clinton Rench (Rentch) (approx. half a mile away); River View Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Bowie List
Springfield Farm image. Click for full size.
By Anthony O. James, 1973
2. Springfield Farm
Maryland Historical Trust file photo.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Doubleday Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Abner Doubleday (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Doubleday Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .  Maryland Historical Trust webpage on Springfield Farm. (Submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,805 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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