Historic John Poole House, Poolesville, Maryland

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Historic John Poole House, Poolesville, Maryland

 

Residents of Poolesville, in Montgomery County, Maryland love the small town atmosphere of the community which is unique in the busy urban suburbs of Washington, DC.  Visitors to Poolesville also discover some interesting American history.

The John Poole House and General Store is the oldest structure in the community and original one room log cabin dates back to 1793.  It served as a home, general store and trading post.  The structure was enlarged several times and also served as the first post office, from 1810, in the community.

The John Poole house is located at 19923 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837 and now serves as an interpretive museum and gift show.  The room behind the merchandise store houses a display of Civil War Artifacts.

Dolores and I visited Poolesville during the 15th Annual Montgomery County Heritage Days weekend, presented by Heritage Montgomery.  The annual Heritage Days weekend is designed to develop tourism while protecting and promoting the cultural, historical and natural resources of Montgomery County.

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John Poole, Jr., General Merchandise, Poolesville IMG_2668

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Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.  

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

 

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Scott Godzyk
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Good Afternoon Roy, those are fantastic photos. The pictures sure add to your description, it sounds like a great place to visit. Have a great day

July 03, 2012 01:54 PM #5
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Roy Kelley
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History can be found in unexpected places in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Thanks for your comments.

Enjoy the Independence day celebrations.

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July 03, 2012 02:27 PM #6
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Roy,

I really enjoyed this post of yours. The photo journal of this historic place is wonderful!

July 03, 2012 02:50 PM #7
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I have been to this museum.  Great side trip.  I love all the history in this area, it never gets old (my idea of a little pum).

July 03, 2012 05:36 PM #8
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Cal Yoder
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What a wonderful place with such great photos Roy. I love the history and learning from it. Thanks for sharing.

Cal

July 03, 2012 05:37 PM #9
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Roy, I love this post! It's amazing how small these old houses were, and how many people lived there! 

July 03, 2012 05:55 PM #10
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Thanks for your comments.  It is always good to receive your comments.

Have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day holiday.

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July 03, 2012 06:04 PM #11
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Carl Winters
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Roy: Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos along with a bit of history.

July 03, 2012 06:16 PM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Gosh, the place continues to look warm and inviting even today!  I hope Maryland soon experiences a respite from the heat, Roy!  I hope you and Dolores are ok, and will be able to enjoy the 4th.

July 03, 2012 07:50 PM #13
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Hi Roy, I love this whole photo and historical post. I thiink this type of post really captures the historic significance of your area. Love it!
July 03, 2012 09:58 PM #14
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I will post another blog on this property.  Have a happy and safe Independence Day celebration.

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July 04, 2012 05:15 AM #15
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Anita Clark
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Roy: A slice of Americana preserved for the rest of us to enjoy.  By the looks of your photos, you and Dolores had a nice visit.

July 04, 2012 05:23 AM #16
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c)
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Roy, We have a similar structure here that's the oldest working General Store in the Country and enjoy our visits there, just like anyone in the Maryland area will enjoy the John Poole House!

July 04, 2012 05:55 AM #17
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Wow! 1783!?!?!? Those are really neat pictures. The old tools are really cool and they used great ingenuity when design them. (Bet they would have loved one of our modern houses though.)

July 04, 2012 06:47 AM #18
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Good morning Roy,

Dropping back by to wish you and Dolores a very safe and happy Independence Day my friend.  Make it a great day in all you do and I'm sure you'll keep your camera close at hand!

July 04, 2012 06:57 AM #19
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Good morning to all.  Enjoy the Independence Day celebrations with your camera in hand.

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July 04, 2012 07:36 AM #20
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Hey, Roy!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week.

July 08, 2012 10:32 AM #21
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Thanks, Pat, for including this blog on your list of favorites.  Positive recognition is always appreciated.

July 08, 2012 12:15 PM #22
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Debbie Cook
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Really great photos Roy.  I've been living in Montgomery County all my life and have known of Poolesville - but never knew there was an actual Poole that it was named after.  I just remembered that years ago it was the favorite place for police officers to buy a house to live in.

July 11, 2012 09:36 PM #23
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Thanks, Debbie, for stopping by.  Poolesville is a favorite community for many home buyers that are seeking a small town atmosphere.  

It is interesting to learn about the history of Montgomery County.


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