Long Meadows - hilsdonphoto

Long Meadows is a historic home located near Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, United States. It is a two-story, brick and fieldstone dwelling, historically painted yellow with green trim. In 1739, Thomas Cresap was granted 400 acres (1.6 km2) which he named Long Meadows, where he is said to have erected a stone and log fort over a spring near the Marsh Run. Stones from the fort are said to have been used in the construction of the barn wall located on the property..

Long Meadows was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.


View of LongMeadows from SE corner of property


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One of the earliest land grants in Washington County.

1739 – Colonel Thomas Cresap settled at Long Meadows, then 500 acres. A fierce Maryland partisan, called “the monster of Maryland” by his Pennsylvania adversaries, Cresap built a log and stone fort to protect one of the earliest settlements in Washington County.

1746 – Cresap deeded Long Meadows to Daniel Dulaney ( Maryland’s first Attorney General ) in to repay a $500 loan that Cressap used to start a business; the business failed when the French captured a shipment of furs bound for England. Cresap moved to Oldtown. Daniel Dulaney increased the tract to 2,131 acres.

1763 – Colonel Henry Bouquet (a British Army officer in the French and Indian War) purchased Long Meadows and increased the tract to over 4,000 acres. Colonel Bouquet is renown for having establishing a major east-west road through western Pennsylvania by defeating Indian Chief Pontiac in the Battle of Bushey Run. Letters from George Washington to Bouquet.

1773 – General Joseph Sprigg, who fought in the Revolutionary War bought Long Meadows after several other owners had sold off much of the land.

1779 – Samuel Hughes, owner of Mount Aetna Furnace and a member of the Maryland Legislature bought Long Meadows. Hughes played a significant role in having the county named for George Washington.

1789 – Colonel Thomas Hart bought Long Meadows. Hart was a wealthy merchant and partner of the founder of Rochester, New York, Nathanial Rochester. Lucretia Hart, daughter of – Col. Hart, married statesman Henry Clay.

1794 – Thomas Hall, a government tax collector, bought Long Meadows. Mr. Hall absconded with government money and the Federal Government took the property.

1831 – Dr. Richard Regan, bought Long Meadows at public auction.

1887 – William Young of Baltimore bought Long Meadows, which stayed in the Young family until...

1974  - Judge,  Daniel  Moylans purchased it, with 4 acres and proceeded to update the mechanical systems, electric, plumbing, and landscaping, adding an in-ground pool and tennis court to the grounds.

2016 -  James Hilsdon, photographer,  buys the property with wife Tracie Peterson, historian.


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