The manor is known for its connection to Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), who outlived all the other signers of the Declaration of Independence, and it is still owned by the family. It had 'nut-shell' sized bedrooms and an out building that contained a freezing cold bath (pool) where CCofC 'plunged head foremost' every summer day at 4 AM! ...
This new blog will have monthly postings (if not more frequently) on interesting women of years past and historic houses in Ellicott City and Howard County, Maryland. The information on most of the homes were presented in short two-five minute talks at the local Colonel Thomas Dorsey DAR chapter meetings.
"Wilton" the home of William H G Dorsey is one of the buildings pictured around the Martenet's map of Howard County, c1860 from the Library of Congress map site.
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