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Subject: [MDFR] Georgetown & Walkersville
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 22:40:04 EDT
Somebody recently asked about Walkersville once being Georgetown.
So, I did some searching and found this -
from "Walkersville, MD - A Tale of Two Villages" by the Committee 1977
on the cover is a picture of The Rhinehart Home and Blacksmith Shop on
Frederick Street/Rt 194 in 1893
BIGGS FORD was one of the earliest Monocacy River crossings.
GEORGETOWN - was a village along Biggs Ford Road (now
Pennsylvania Avenue where the 5-way intersection lies).
The earliest date is unknown but no houses were built
before 1781 which was on Monocacy Manor, property
of Lord Baltimore and was for lease as farmland only.
Georgetown was named for George CRAMER and was
previously in Woodsboro election district.
WALKERSVILLE - was a village located on
(old Rt 194) now called Woodsboro Pike where
the intersections of Maple, Fulton, and Main Streets
meet. It was named for Jacob WALKER b/ 1768 who
purchased land from Nicholas RANDALL in 1814 "Federal"
and Dulaney's Lot, Spring Garden and Addition (Thomas
BEATTY previously owned land he sold to Randall in 1790).
Walkersville was previously in Mt Pleasant Election District.
There are three tracts (confiscated after Rev War) related
to present-day Walkersville -
.....Res on Spring Garden patented to Joel RITE in 1792
.....Discovery, 25 3/4 acre to Andrew HULL Jr in 1786
.....The Discovery, 140 acres to Jacob SHERMAN in 1793
Walkersville was incorporated as a town in 1892 combining two
villages, Georgetown and Walkersville
I never knew it before but I lived in the old Jacob Walker
house in the late 60's, rented from the Carmacks who
leased the Nicodemus Farm. It lies behind the old school
and is now segmented by Rt 194. Presently there is
construction on this site.
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