Smithsburg-Leitersburg Area

46 – Keewaydin, circa 1900, Highfield-Cascade, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 9:23 pm

Mount Quirock rises steadily in the northeastern corner of the county, cloaked in forest and dot-ted with homes built at the turn of the century as escapes from the heat of summer in the cities. Near Cascade a nine acre parcel of land is suspended above the road on a western slope of the mountain. …

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39 – Cloverly, circa 1795-1800, Smithsburg, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 8:56 pm

Cloverly Farm Lane lies on the left, just as Route 77 starts to ascend South Mountain. At the end of the road, past a few recent homes, nestles Cloverly, a farmstead dating from the end of the 18th century. Containing parts of original land grants called Mount Pleasant, The Three Springs and Locust Spring, this …

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205 – Well Taught Farm, Leitersburg, MD

Posted on: Monday, March 30th, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

Little Antietam Road extends from the fringes of Chewsville to those of Leitersburg. It crosses over Antietam Creek and climbs a hill, passing a new, red-painted saltbox house and brick bungalow on the left. Just beyond, a small sign announces Well Taught Farm; and a gravel drive winds behind its neighbors, meandering south and west, …

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85 – Lantz-Zeigler Farm, circa 1800, near Leitersburg, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 15th, 2015 @ 10:04 am

photos by Kevin G. Gilbert Herald-Mail

Along Leitersburg Pike, just east of the bridge over Antietam Creek, a fringe of trees obscures a knot of buildings, and a sign announces: Heimers Old Lantz-Ziegler Farm. In 1952, the road was relocated to cross the creek a little south of the old three-arch stone bridge, which was then removed. Behind the sign, on …

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21 – Antietam Hall, circa 1769-1800, east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 15th, 2015 @ 9:58 am

Jefferson Boulevard stretches east from Hagerstown through a mix of modest homes and small commercial enterprises. Just past the bridge over Antietam Creek, Indian Lane winds off to the right, a narrow asphalt road through a subdivision of newer brick homes. Continuing along this way, Indian Lane twists to the left and soon becomes a …

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13 – Old Forge Farm, 1762, east of Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 15th, 2015 @ 9:49 am

Going west on Old Forge Road from Route 62, the highway dips across a one-lane bridge and rises again between fields and scattered homes. At the crest of a rise, an enormous stone structure seems to lie across the way in the distance, commanding the area from a small rise that slopes away from the …

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56 – Rockledge, 1785, south of Leitersburg, MD

Posted on: Thursday, March 5th, 2015 @ 1:52 pm

On Leitersburg Smithsburg Road north of Little Antietam Creek, an old stone fence meets the road at right angles. The fence, sometimes broken, leads into the fields, following a narrow lane. As it pushes back into the countryside, this private way serves a pair of modern homes, then turns slightly to the east and dips …

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127 – Good-Hartle Farm, circa 1765-1787, near Leitersburg, MD

Posted on: Sunday, March 1st, 2015 @ 1:47 pm

Settled in a curve of Little Antietam Creek, just above its juncture with the Antietam, is a small farmstead on the east side of Little Antietam Road. The buildings are set well back from the public way behind pastures that are surrounded by rail fences. To the right is a machine shed with a gambrel-roofed …

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