Western Washington County

65 – Sunshine Hill, built 1910, Hancock, MD.

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 10:26 pm

Built in 1910, Sunshine Hill was made of the most modern materials—stones cast of concrete. Photo by Richard T. Meagher/Herald Mail Company.

    West of Hancock, a private driveway turns off Main Street and climbs a steep hill to an imposing home set well back from the road. Two-story coupled columns carry a portico above the entrance to the mansard slate roof, while two lower porches with smaller columns flare beyond either side of the house …

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25 – Flint’s Chance, circa 1760, Hancock, MD.

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 8:52 pm

West of Hancock on Route 144, a roadside marker proclaims, OLD MR. FLINT’S HOME, with an arrow pointing to the north and a paragraph explaining, George Washington’s diary (while he visited Berkeley Springs in 1789) states: “Aug. 30 Old Mr. Flint dined with us.” And on Sept. 4: “Rid to the Potomac where my horses …

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3 – Hancock, MD

Posted on: Monday, October 27th, 2014 @ 8:37 am

Main Street Hancock, MD. Circa 1910

Hancock is a quiet town tucked beside the Potomac at the narrowest spot in Maryland, just two miles separate West Virginia from Pennsylvania at this point. Its Main Street is lined with small, Federal style brick buildings that are built close to the street. There are a few country Victorian homes as well and a …

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Woodmont Rod & Gun Club, 1930, Hancock, MD.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

Woodmont Rod and Gun Club

In 1995, Woodmont was sold to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in a unique partnership with the Isaac Walton League. The League formed a Woodmont chapter to manage activities at the facility from October 1st to March 31st each year, when the League has exclusive use of 1,200 acres. This area includes the …

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