Seneca Historic District (Poolesville, Maryland)

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Seneca Historic District
Seneca Schoolhouse Museum.JPG
Seneca Schoolhouse Museum
Seneca Historic District (Poolesville, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Seneca Historic District (Poolesville, Maryland)
Seneca Historic District (Poolesville, Maryland) is located in the US
Seneca Historic District (Poolesville, Maryland)
Location Southeast of Poolesville, Poolesville, Maryland
Coordinates 39°5′28″N 77°20′48″W / 39.09111°N 77.34667°W / 39.09111; -77.34667Coordinates: 39°5′28″N 77°20′48″W / 39.09111°N 77.34667°W / 39.09111; -77.34667
Area 3,850 acres (1,560 ha)
Built 1802 (1802)
Architectural style Italianate, Georgian, Federal
NRHP Reference # 78001475[1]
Added to NRHP November 15, 1978

The Seneca Historic District is a national historic district located at Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland. The district comprises 3,850 acres (1,560 ha) of federal, state, and county parkland and farmland in which 15 historic buildings are situated. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, including Seneca Aqueduct (Aqueduct No. 1), Lock No. 24 (Riley's Lock), the adjacent lock house; as well as the Seneca Quarry and quarry masters house above the quarry also stand within the district and are also within Seneca Creek State Park.[2] The 15 historic structures are surrounded by dependencies of various periods, in most cases dating from the period of the dwelling. There are slave quarters, smokehouses, springhouses, corn cribs, and tobacco barns.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Peck, Garrett (2012). The Potomac River: A History and Guide. Charleston, SC: The History Press. pp. 62–63. ISBN 978-1609496005. 
  3. ^ Dorothy Muir; Mary Ann Kephart & Austin Kiplinger (December 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Seneca Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  4. ^ Dorothy Muir; May Ann Kephart; Austin Kiplinger (December 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form: Seneca Historic District" (PDF). Mayland State Archives. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 

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