Joshua Beckwith House

Joshua Beckwith House (HM1B1A)

Location: Middletown, MD 21769 Frederick County
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N 39° 26.642', W 77° 32.899'

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Circa 1867

This property (Lot 11-East Half) and one to the left were one lot when platted in 1768. They were separated in 1866.

During the battle of South Mountain in 1862, this site was used to triage casualties for care in the former Wesley Methodist Church, to the right, which served as a field hospital.

In 1867 Joshua Beckwith (1818-1910) purchased the lot and built this Greek revival residence. He operated a notions and millinery store on the first floor into the late 1800's. The Double Door entrance to the Old shop is still visible.

Russell Lighter (1868-19510 purchased this house from Beckwith's heirs in 1903 and lived here with his sisters; "Judge" Lighter served on the Orphan's Court for Frederick County.
HM NumberHM1B1A
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280708 N 4369152
Decimal Degrees39.44403333, -77.54831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.642', W 77° 32.899'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 38.52" N, 77° 32' 53.94" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Old National Pike, Middletown MD 21769, US
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