Cooksville, Maryland

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Cooksville is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States.[1] The town was founded by Thomas Cook in 1802.[2] The crossroads town was anchored by the Joshua Roberts Tavern, where General Lafeyette visited in 1824. The inn was destroyed by fire, rebuilt, and demolished a second time.[3] Thomas cook exchanged his stake in Cooksville with Thomas Beale Dorsey for the 231 acre Round About Hills slave plantation. A Post Office opened on the 4th of July 1851, the same year Howard County was formed from Anne Arundel County.[4] Roberts Inn was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[5]

On June 29th 1863, J. E. B. Stuart marched 5000 confederate soldiers through Cooksville in route to Westminster, Maryland.[6]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cooksville (Populated Place)
  2. ^ Seeking Freedom The History of the Underground Railroad in Howard County. p. 54. 
  3. ^ Barbara Feaga. Howard's Roads to the Past. p. 42. 
  4. ^ "Checklist of Maryland Post Offices". Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  6. ^ Earl Arnett, Robert J. Brugger, Edward C. Papenfuse. Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State. p. 426. 

Coordinates: 39°19′12″N 77°01′14″W / 39.32000°N 77.02056°W / 39.32000; -77.02056