Fairplay and Tilghmanton Area

78 – Marsh Mill, circa 1850, east of Willamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 5:43 pm

A cluster of buildings gathers at a sharp bend in Spielman Road between two branches of Marsh Run. Dominated by a three-bay stone house that faces east, this collection of structures is the remnant of a mill complex. And it is the latest Washington County nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. East of …

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117 – The Overbrook, circa 1793-1821, east of Williamsport, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 4:46 pm

On the south side of Spielman Road, a handsome iron fence separates a stone house and its garage from the public way. The ground slopes sharply down behind the house, then rises again beneath a massive stone bank barn to the west. In the valley between the barn and the house, a frame wagon shed …

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80 – Rockland, circa 1803, Sharpsburg Pike, Fairplay, Md.

Posted on: Thursday, March 5th, 2015 @ 4:08 pm

Rockland, circa 1803

Just north of Lappans Crossroads on Route 65, settled among a group of farm buildings and far from the road, is a massive, three-story stone structure with two wings of about the same size. In 1800, Colonel Frisby Tilghman (1773-1847), a member of a prominent eastern shore family, began assembling vast holdings of land in …

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103 – Rosemont, circa 1825, Fairplay, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 1st, 2015 @ 3:53 pm

The modest brick home on the east side of Sharpsburg Pike just north of Tilghmanton looks like many homes scattered throughout the county. Accessory buildings have accumulated around it in an orderly fashion: a small timber-frame barn, hog pen, wood frame summer kitchen with an attached log smokehouse, clapboard garage, buggy shed-blacksmith shop, chicken coop …

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