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By Allen C. Browne, August 20, 2014
A Refuge Marker
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — A Refuge — United States Capital for a Day — Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
Many Washington residents fleeing the British invasion in August 1814 converged on this quiet village. Brookeville also provided a haven for hungry soldiers as they headed for Baltimore following the American Defeat at Bladensburg. On . . . — Map (db m76403) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Bentley House — United States Capital for a Day — War of 1812 Bicentennial Brookeville Maryland— —August 26, 1814 - August 26, 2014
Erected in ca. 1798, the Federal style Bentley House was the first substantial structure to be built in Brookeville. In 1814 it was the home of Caleb and Henrietta Bentley. Caleb was the town's first postmaster and merchant, and the house includes a . . . — Map (db m76398) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Briggs House — War of 1812 Bicentennial — United States Capital for a Day
The Briggs House was built in 1803 for Hannah Brooke Briggs and her husband Isaac Briggs, who were still living here in 1814. The Briggses also owned a house and farm known as Sharon in Sandy Spring. Hannah, a devout Quaker, married Isaac Briggs in . . . — Map (db m128850) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Brookeville — Prisoners Paroled
On June 28, 1863, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart left Rockville with three cavalry brigades, 125 captured Union supply wagons, and more than 400 military and civilian prisoners, arriving in Brookeville that night. At every opportunity, prisoners . . . — Map (db m366) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Brookeville Academy — War of 1812 Bicentennial — Brookeville, Maryland
The Brookeville Academy was founded in 1810 by the town's leading citizens and built largely with donated materials. The building began as a one-story structure that was raised to two stories in 1834. The Academy provided a well-rounded education to . . . — Map (db m114387) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Brookeville Angel
Sculptor Stefan Saal created the Brookeville Angel over a three-month period in 1994 from a white oak tree (Quercus alba) located on the east side of Georgia Avenue (Rt. #97) south of town. "Father Don" (Donald Van Alstyne) of the Marian Fathers . . . — Map (db m368) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Brookeville Schoolhouse
The Brookville Schoolhouse sits upon land purchased for $300 in 1865, four years after the Maryland General Assembly established the Montgomery County public school system. At some subsequent point, the school began operation as a traditional . . . — Map (db m114395) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Gassaway House — War of 1812 Bicentennial — United States Capital for a Day
The Gassaway House was built about 1804 for Samuel and Anne Leeke. Brice John Gassaway purchased it in 1812 and he and his wife Dinah and two of their seven grown children were living here in 1814. Brice, a retired gentleman farmer from western Anne . . . — Map (db m114392) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Historic Brookeville
Welcome to Historic Brookeville. Founded 1794. United States Capitol for a Day. August 26, 1814. Incorporated 1808. — Map (db m3565) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — In This House
In this house August 26-27, 1814, President James Madison and Richard Rush, Attorney General, were sheltered after the burning by the British of the public buildings at Washington August 24-25, 1814. — Map (db m364) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Madison House
On August 26, 1814 this house provided shelter for President Madison and his official party during the British burning of the federal buildings in Washington, D.C. in the War of 1812. The following day, August 27th, the Secretary of State James . . . — Map (db m365) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Margaret Brooke House — War of 1812 Bicentennial — United States Capital for a Day
One of the four federal style masonry houses that were standing in Brookeville in 1814, this house was built by real estate investor Caleb Pancoast about 1806 and sold shortly thereafter. In 1814 it was home of Margaret Brooke, the unmarried sister . . . — Map (db m114388) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Mills in the Upcounty
The streams of Montgomery County's Piedmont Region run faster and deeper than those of the Coastal Plain. Steam power fueled the early industrial age in Montgomery County in the late-18th and 19th centuries. Mills along the Hawlings River stream . . . — Map (db m114415) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Murphy House — War of 1812 Bicentennial — United States Capital for a Day
Greenbury Murphy, Brookeville's first blacksmith, built this exceptionally fine Federal style house about 1807, financing its construction and that of a blacksmith shop with a mortgage from local merchant Caleb Bentley. The brick house, a . . . — Map (db m114389) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Newlin’s Mill
In 1800, Thomas Moore, Jr. and his wife, Mary Brooke Moore sold to David Newlin four acres inherited from Mrs. Moore's father, Roger Brooke IV, described as "standing below Newlin's Mill dam". Initially, Newlin operated an oil mill on this site, . . . — Map (db m369) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Newlin’s Mill Millstone
Newlin's Mill was located on the west side of Brookeville in the vicinity of Brookeville Road and Market Street (Route 97) and was operated from the early 19th century to the early 20th century. This versatile mill sawed lumber, pressed oil from . . . — Map (db m367) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Oakley Cabin
This log structure, acquired as part of Reddy Branch Stream Valley Park, was once part of Oakley Farm. Built before or just after emancipation, the cabin is representative of slave or tenant housing and is a rare surviving example. Reddy Branch, . . . — Map (db m5415) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Our Agricultural Heritage
Until World War II, Montgomery County's economy and landscape were primarily agricultural. The American Indian tribes of the county grew corn, squash, and beans on their villages near streams. The earliest settlers from Europe grew tobacco for . . . — Map (db m114417) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — The Miller's Cottage — United States Capital for a Day — War of 1812 Bicentennial Brookeville Maryland— —August 26, 1814 - August 26, 2014
Known as the Miller's House, this modest stone structure was likely built by the town's founder Richard Thomas, Jr. in the 1790s for the operator of his mill, which stood adjacent to this house, along Reedy Branch of the Hawlings River. The house . . . — Map (db m76416) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — The Moore Cottage — War of 1812 Bicentennial — United States Capital for a Day
The Moore built this worker's cottage, probably in the late 1790s. Moore was married to Mary Brooke, one of Deborah Thomas's sisters, and the Moores lived on a farm adjacent to Brookeville. Moore was a farmer, inventor, engineer and entrepreneur who . . . — Map (db m114390) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — The Rachel Carson Greenway
In 2004, this trail corridor was named in honor of the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson. When complete, the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail will be 25 miles long, connecting the Anacostia Trail System in Prince George's County . . . — Map (db m114413) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Thomas House Site — War of 1812 Bicentennial — United States Capital for a Day
Richard Thomas, Jr. and his wife, Deborah Brooke Thomas, the founders of the town of Brookeville, built their large frame house here ca. 1801. In 1814, they were living here with their five children. The town was established on land that Deborah . . . — Map (db m114394) HM WM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Town of Brookeville — Town of Brookeville, Maryland — United States Capital for a Day August 26, 1814
Town of Brookeville National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m114420) HM
Maryland (Montgomery County), Brookeville — Valley Mill House — War of 1812 Bicentennial — United States Capital for a Day
The original section of what is known as the Valley Mill House (on the right) consisted of a single-story, one-room stone cottage with a large open hearth and stair to a sleeping loft. David Newlin built it about 1800, adjacent to his mill complex, . . . — Map (db m114391) HM

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