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Hocking House, Frostburg

Hocking House, Frostburg Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The Hocking House

According to a walking tour brochure entitled, "Historic Frostburg", the house located at 144 East Main Street was said to have been connected to a home across the street by a tunnel. "Tradition" states that it was part of the underground railroad, one of three such stations in Frostburg, and used by escaping slaves. The house is sometimes referred to as the "Hocking" home for the family that once resided there.


Information from "Historic Frostburg, Maryland" brochure, researched and written by Betty Van Newkirk, published by Allegany County Tourism and Public Relations. The Maryland Historic Trust's Historic Sites Survey states that the building was constructed bewteen 1855 and 1858, and makes no mention of a tunnell

Circa 1910 postcard view of the Hocking House from the collection of Albert and Angela Feldstein

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Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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