Clifton Farm, Off Baker Road, Frederick, Frederick County, MD
See also HALS MD-12 for related documentation.
Significance: Built ca. 1851, the Clifton House is representative of a rural house type which was common among the substantial farmers in Frederick County and the surrounding region during the first two thirds of the nineteenth century. The Battle of Monocacy was fought on the Clifton Farm and neighboring farms on July 9, 1864. Though the Confederacy won a nominal victory, Union commander Lew Wallace succeeded in delaying Confederate Jubal A. Early long enough to prevent the latter's seizure of Washington.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-140
Survey number: HABS MD-1052
Building/structure dates: ca. 1847- 1852 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1856- 1857 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1895- 1905 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1935 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000908