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Middletown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

301 West Main Street

T.C. Harbaugh Birthplace

 
 
301 West Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 301 West Main Street Marker
Inscription. This house (ca. 1830) was the birthplace of Thomas C. Harbaugh (1849-1924); One of the most popular American writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His family moved to Ohio when he was 2 years old. Harbaugh wrote thousands of "Dime Novels" for the Beedle Company over many years, and his many articles appeared in national magazines. Also an accomplished poet, he often visited his hometown, and wrote of the beauty of the Middletown Valley.
 
Location. 39° 26.644′ N, 77° 32.933′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street / Old National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40) and Willow Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street / Old National Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 West Main Street, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joshua Beckwith House (within shouting distance of this marker); Appleman's Tannery (within shouting distance of this marker); Middletown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Middletown (about 300 feet away); a different marker
301 West Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. 301 West Main Street
The birthplace of T.C. Harbaugh.
also named Middletown (about 300 feet away); Middletown in the Civil War (about 400 feet away); Middletown in the Path of War (about 600 feet away); In Commemoration (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
More about this marker. A photo of T.C. Harbaugh is next to the marker.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 905 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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