Beaver Creek Area

24 – Christian Newcomer House, circa 1795, Beaver Creek east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:21 pm

Christian Newcomer House, circa 1795, Beaver Creek, MD

Settled far back from the south side of Route 40 just west of Beaver Creek is a stone house, freshly pointed, with candles glowing in the windows. This home is the beneficiary of an almost miraculous salvage operation that still continues. On April 29, 1982, a disastrous fire gutted this house and killed its solitary …

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14 – Scratch Ankle Farm, circa 1810-1820, Beaver Creek east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:20 pm

Scratch Ankle Farm, circa 1810-1820, Beaver Creek, MD

Winding through the countryside to the east of Hagerstown, Beaver Creek Church Road dips and turns. Between two narrow bridges, in a hollow nestled in a wide arc of the creek, lies Scratch Ankle Farm, an early 19th century stone house with several wings and porches. The yard is filled with a vast flock of …

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104 – Foultz House, circa 1820-1835, Beaver Creek east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 15th, 2015 @ 10:19 am

Foultz House, circa 1820-1835

The Foultz House sits on a bluff at the end of a long gravel lane a short distance from the interchange of Route 66 and Interstate 70. A sturdy concrete bridge carries the lane across Beaver Creek where the creek runs parallel to Route 66. The long lane and surrounding fields present a feeling of …

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122 – Beaver Creek House, 1905, Beaver Creek east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 15th, 2015 @ 10:14 am

Beaver Creek House, 1905

Beaver Creek Road is an ancient route, part of the early 18th century trail labeled …the Great Waggon Road to Philadelphia on Fry’s 1751 map of our area. This was the path generations of immigrants followed from the port city to the lands they would settle in the Cumberland and Shenandoah Valleys. Toward the end of …

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50 – Beaver Creek Christian Church, 1903, Beaver Creek east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 15th, 2015 @ 10:08 am

Beaver Creek Christian Church, 1903

Beaver Creek Church Road winds through the picturesque countryside north of Route 40. The eponym of this road stands near its southern end, a one-story brick building set on stone foundations 95 feet wide and 50 feet deep. A substantial square tower, two stories high, with a sharply peaked spire and small subordinate peaks at …

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1 – Doub’s Mill, circa 1811-1821, Beaver Creek east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 @ 9:20 am

Doub's Mill mill wheel

The millrace enters the mill at the rear of the building. [for a larger view click on the image] Traveling east, Beaver Creek Road settles into a gentle valley. To the right stands a stone barn — the first minion of the delightful Doub’s Mill Historic District. This collection of stone and frame buildings is …

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