Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The John Poole House
Poolesville, MD

The John Poole House is the first image for the Days of Yore: Montgomery County, MD project.

The John Poole House, Poolesville, MD

Save to foursquare This log cabin is the oldest structure in Poolesville, MD, originally built in 1793 by John Poole, Jr., according to The Historic Medley website. As a store and trading post, this house connected the local farmers and business owners with traveling merchants. In 1810, the store established the first Poolesville US Post Office. As a museum and gift shop now, visitors can continue to learn more about Poolesville.

For more on Poolesville history, the Poolesville official website has a historical article, written by a Charles Elgin, Sr.

To visit by car: 19923 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, Maryland 20837

The E.L. Stock, Jr. Memorial Arboretum is in the backyard. This Arboretum contains the type of plants that were native to Montgomery County, MD before 1850.  Right behind The John Poole House, as part of the Arboretum, is a charming little herb garden.

Reference: The information was taken from Poolesville's historical website, called "Historic Medley District, Inc." Their website is: http://www.historicmedley.org

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