Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park - Hancock MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 41.634 W 078° 09.294
17S E 743956 N 4397654
Quick Description: The Yates family resided there during construction of the C&O Canal which passed through Hancock in 1839. In 1875, during the peak of C&O Canal operations, the Bowles family acquired the property and remained occupants for nearly four decades.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2022 9:25:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM16FPC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
From the National Park Service website:

Nestled along the towpath at milepost 123 in Hancock, Maryland, the charming Bowles House has seen its share of American history. Arguably as intriguing as the structure, which offers a beautiful example of early 18th century architecture, is the Bowles' rich history. First traced to Lord Baltimore of England, the parcel of land known as "Sarah's Fancy", was transferred to the Yates family around 1775. William Yates developed the land and built the original one-story home in 1785. The Yates family resided there during construction of the C&O Canal which passed through Hancock in 1839. In 1875, during the peak of C&O Canal operations, the Bowles family acquired the property and remained occupants for nearly four decades. In 1905 the house and surrounding property were purchased by the Little family who resided in the home until the 1980's.

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Street address:
439 E. Main Street
Hancock, MD United States
21750


County / Borough / Parish: Washington

Year listed: 1966

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Landscape

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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