Moments to remember back in June, Tanza & Donna (mom), came to visit Moi & hubby.
One of the most beautiful places to visit is
the graceful charm & scenic beauty of historic Buckeystown, Md. & the comfortable, relaxed setting for Alexander's at Buckeystown.
If/when you are in our area, this restaurant is a must to visit.
Chef Smallwood is fabulous. His southern down home cooking is out of the world.
Fried green tomatoes, pimento scalloped potatoes, pot roast, fried chicken, black eyed peas, peach cobbler, sweet potato biscuits, sweet iced tea ... yum! The aromas filled the rooms, that are punch full of antiques & beautiful linen fresh tables.
~~~~~~~~~~The area was a hotbed of activity during the Antietam Campaign of the Civil War in 1862. Confederate soldiers camped in Buckeystown on Sept. 6 of that year and, according to a sign at Buckeystown Park, they must have been quite hungry.
The Confederates stopped the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad & about 1,000 barrels of flour sat in a warehouse at the Delaplaine Mill, which is now Michael's Mill. Guards were posted at the mill to prevent "pilfering," the sign says.
Still, the railroad agent allowed the troops into the warehouse & told them he & his wife would have their slaves bake as much bread as they could to feed them. According to the sign, the slaves baked day & night. The Federals raided the orchards.
Buckeystown is named for George Buckey, a tanner, & his brother, John Buckey, a blacksmith & tavern owner. Buckeystown is on the U.S National Register of Historic Places & the Maryland Civil War Trail due to its rich history a & beautiful examples of Queen Anne & Victorian style houses, along with a small commercial center. Each historic home has a plaque indicating the year built, the earliest being circa 1780. There are also several historical information plaques installed along the main street.
The land Buckeystown now sits on was once called "Good Luck." It began as a 400-acre parcel given to Meredith Davis by the King of England in 1731. Over time, more land was added to the original tract. A road that stretched from Pennsylvania to Florida bisected the town & sealed the area's fate: it was the perfect place for enterprising families to settle. The town grew due to the prosperity of several businesses which took advantage of the natural resources the location provided. Two mills were located along the Monocacy River, which runs behind the southside of town, the tannery & an ice creamery utilized a natural spring, & a brickworks used the naturally occurring lime.
Buckeystown enjoyed 100 years of prosperity from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Several wealthy families began to dominate the town's social scene. These families built the lavish mansions & proud stone homes which still grace the main streets today. Buckeystown's early industrial center gradually faded, leaving a well-preserved residential district with a particular emphasis on the 1870-1910 period.
The main thoroughfare, currently known as Buckeystown Pike or Maryland State Highway 85, was used during both the Revolutionary War & the Civil War. Soldiers marched through town towards decisive battles, following brave leaders including Stonewall Jackson & General Robert E. Lee.
Please view this ink of gorgeous photos of historic settings & history, also.....