Blue Ball Tavern - Blue Ball, Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 42.028 W 075° 55.892
18S E 420137 N 4394927
Quick Description: Historic former inn in northern Maryland along Telegraph Road.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2008 8:57:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM4CKV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 30

Long Description:

BLUE BALL TAVERN, a long two-and-a-half-story stone inn operated until about 1855, but now housing only a country store.  An inn was established here about 1710 by Andrew Job on the Nottingham Lots.  While visiting Philadelphia, Job acquired as a bond servant Elizabeth Maxwell, 16-year-old niece of Daniel Defoe.  This girl, thwarted by relatives in a love affair, had run away and indentured herself in return for passage to America  Shortly after 1725, when she married Thomas Job, son of Andrew, her mother died and left Elizabeth considerable property, including some furniture her uncle had used while writing Robinson Crusoe.- Maryland: A Guide to the Old Line State, Tour 1,  pg 300.

It appears that the building is now used as private residence and is well maintained.

Book: Maryland

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 300

Year Originally Published: 1940

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