Day Trip to a Southern Commonwealth Capitol (Part 2)

The reason for this portion of our day having its own article is that the specific location deserves it. Agecroft Hall was built in Lancashire, England around 500 years ago. The Langley and Dauntesey families called the Hall home for centuries until the 1920s when T.C. Williams, Jr. purchased the Hall, had it dismantled and … More Day Trip to a Southern Commonwealth Capitol (Part 2)

Day Trip to a Southern Commonwealth Capitol (Part 1)

On the banks of the James River in Virginia, Richmond is a city rich in American history. Founded in 1737, Richmond has seen much of this country’s history. During the American Civil War, Richmond served as a capitol city for the Confederacy. Since then, it has grown to a city of roughly 200,000 people and … More Day Trip to a Southern Commonwealth Capitol (Part 1)

Exploring America’s Largest Unincorporated County Seat

In my continuation of exploring my home state of Maryland, I recently visited the historic downtown district of Ellicott City. Established by three Quaker brothers from Pennsylvania in 1772, Ellicott City is the county seat of Howard County. It is also listed among America’s most affluent communities. With roughly 65,000 residents in Ellicott City, it … More Exploring America’s Largest Unincorporated County Seat