Boonsboro Area

96 – Eye Trap, circa 1792, west of Boonsboro, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:54 pm

Eye Trap, circa 1792, west of Boonsboro, MD

On the south side of Manor Church Road, set well back among fields, is a large stone house with its back turned firmly toward the road. This is no flaunting of convention. At some earlier time, the road lay in front of the house; but it was moved long ago, and now all traces of …

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72 – Resurvey on Three Springs, circa 1794, west of Boonsboro, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:54 pm

Resurvey on Three Springs, circa 1794, west of Boonsboro, MD

Two curved stone fences mark the entrance to Three Springs Farm, settled behind Manor Church in south county. The stone ends of a great barn loom beside the drive, soot still marking the exit of flame and smoke from all its vents, roof and floor gone, victim of a lightning strike last year. (click on …

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5 – Bowman House, circa 1826-1840, Boonsboro, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:54 pm

Boonesborough was a thriving community of five houses and 30 souls in 1796. Situated on the trade route through Crampton’s Gap in South Mountain, the town grew as the National Pike reached its borders in 1810. By 1820, a population of 428 persons and a booming economy served the travelers of the National Pike, which …

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86 – A Place Apart, circa 1840, north of Boonsboro, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

A charming farmstead is nestled near a pond on the east side of Mapleville Road close to its intersection with Benevola Church Road. Stone pillars supporting globe lights flank the driveway that rises gently toward a four-bay stone house. To its right stands a great frame bank barn, painted buff with gray doors trimmed in …

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111 – Dr. Smith’s House, circa 1880, Boonsboro, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

In 1797, on a tract of land called Fellowship just west of Turners Gap, brothers William and George Boone laid out lots for a community they named Boons Berry Town. Boonsboro grew slowly until the early 19th century, when the National Road pushed through from Baltimore to Indiana. Dr. Edgar T. Smith was a physician, …

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68 – 121 Lakin Avenue, Boonsboro, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

Lakins came to this region in the 17th century, settled in Jefferson, Maryland, and spread into surrounding areas as time passed. Members of the family still remain in the western part of the state. In the 1820s, Boonsboro grew along the road west as a collection of services for travelers. The town widened onto side …

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Keedy House, 1776, near Boonsboro, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 15th, 2015 @ 8:53 am

Keedy House Watercolor by Cindy Downs

  Stone house stands tall The Keedy House, Barnes Road, Boonsboro, Md. Built Winter 1775/6 [click on any image to view larger] Barnes Road is part of an old route that runs generally north and south between Lappans and Wagaman roads, changing its name as it moves north, first to Roxbury then Garis Shop Road. Houses along …

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27 – Search Well, circa 1800, west of Boonsboro, MD

Posted on: Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 @ 10:06 am

Search Well, circa 1800, exterior south

Manor Church Road wends back in time among farms that were established early in the history of the county. This country road is sometimes bordered with stone fences, and the rolling landscape dotted with stone buildings. On the south side of the road, behind a stand of trees and a tall fence, a large stone …

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