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Roberts Inn, Cooksville, Maryland (39.321094, -77.020216)

Secondary House Felling Dates: Unsuitable for dating

Tertiary House Felling Dates: Winter 1822/3

Site Master 1690-1822 (yellow pine) RTMDx1 (t = 9.13 DTRx1; 8.01 VANC2018; TUDORDC 7.79).

The Roberts Inn is a 2 1/2-story, three-bay by one-bay stone structure with later additions located in Cooksville, MD. Although the original building has been lost, two of the later construction phases have survived: a circa 1808 stuccoed stone house (secondary phase) and an eastern wing (tertiary phase). Both of these phases were assessed for their dendrochronological potential, but only the tertiary phase was found to be suitable for dating.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that this tertiary phase was constructed from timbers felled in the winter of 1822/3.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2018 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Roberts Inn, Cooksville, Maryland” unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2018/15




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Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory

Michael Worthington
Jane Seiter, Ph.D

25 E. Montgomery St.
Baltimore, MD 21230