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Huckleberry Hall,

Huckleberry Hall, Leitersburg, Washington County, Maryland (39.688564, -77.590137)

(a) Primary House Felling date: Spring 1792

(a) Rafters (2/2) 1777 (+15nm), 1782 (+10C); Joists (2/4) 1767, 1791 (¼C). Site Master 1640-1791 HUCKx1 (t =7.79 DC-AREA2; 7.17 FDSMx1; 7.02 MD2011).

Huckleberry Hall was sampled as part of a dendrochronological project funded by the Maryland Historical Trust targeting Germanic buildings in Maryland. Huckleberry Hall is a two-and-a-half story, four-bay stone structure with a two-bay addition added to the south end.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original log structure was built with one timber felled in the spring of 1792 and two timbers felled after the summer of 1792.

Worthington, M J, and Seiter, J I, 2014 “The Tree-Ring Dating of Huckleberry Hall, Leitersburg, Washington County, Maryland ”, ODL unpubl rep 2014/03.




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230