The Town of Brookeville, MD:
a great place to visit and a great place to call home
Brookeville, MD is a quaint little community in the northeastern part of Montgomery County. The town proper is just north of Olney but its boundaries extend to New Hampshire Ave and the Howard County line to the east.
Brookeville, its roots dating back to 1794, is proudly referred to as the "Capital for a Day". President Madison found refuge at the historic Bentley house during the burning of Washington in 1814.
In 1979 Brookeville was added to the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Historic District in 1986. Its historic houses can be admired by going on a walking tour - courtesy of the Town of Brookeville - or by renting the Brookeville Academy. Built in 1810 the Brookeville Academy was purchased by the town to preserve its historic character and serves as its community center.
Visit the Sandy Spring Museum at 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860 and the historic Oakley Cabin on Brookeville Rd to find out more about the area's history and its significance as part of the Underground Railroad.
Georgia Ave and New Hampshire Ave connect the town to Olney, Silver Spring and Washington DC. Unfortunately, Georgia Ave cuts right through the historic center of Brookeville and any efforts to build a by-pass have been unsuccessful for years due to a lack of funding. In order to preserve the historic character and charm of Brookeville one can only hope that the by-pass will become a priority sooner rather than later.
The town of Brookeville is promoting a pedestrian and cyclist friendly environment and is hoping to incooperate this aspect into the planning of the by-pass as well.
Route 108 is just south of Brookeville leading to Columbia and Ellicott City, MD. The town also benefits from the new MD-200, the ICC, exits on New Hampshire and Georgia Ave provide a faster commute to the 95 and 270 respectively.
The closest Metro Station is the last stop of the Red Line, Glenmont, on Georgia Ave in 20906 Silver Spring - about 9 miles from the town's center. A Ride-On stop is located at the intersection of Gold Mine Rd and Rt. 97.
Quality of Life
Clocks just seem to tick a little slower in Brookeville, MD. Surrounded by plenty of park land, the area is peaceful and serene but also provides plenty of recreational opportunities: Reddy Branch Stream Valley Park, Hawlings Park, Patuxent River State Park (hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding), Rachel Carson Conservation Park (hiking trails), Triadelphia Reservoir (fishing, kayaking), Mount Zion Park (playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts, picnic areas) and the newest addition Powers' Woods Park.
Shopping & Local Businesses
Plenty of shopping is available in nearby Olney as well as Wheaton and Silver Spring but the Brookeville area also has a number of local businesses worth a visit and/or your support:
Cricket Book Shop
17800 New Hampshire Ave, Ashton, MD 20861
1707 Gold Mine Rd, Brookeville, MD 20833
Sharp's at Waterford Farm
4003 Jennings Chapel Rd, Brookeville, MD 20833
The Inn at Brookeville Farms
19501 Georgia Ave, Brookeville, MD 20833
Maxsell Lawn & Landscaping, Inc.
4501 Gregg Rd, Brookeville, MD 20833
a center for yoga, growth and healing
pick-your-own blueberries during the summer
237 Ashton Rd, Ashton, MD 20861
Luxuria Salon & Spa
17830 New Hampshire Ave, Ashton, MD 20861
Area schools enjoy a great reputation overall with Greenwood Elementary School, Rosa M. Parks Middle School and William H. Farquhar receiving a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 9 out of 10, Sherwood Elementary a 8 out of 10 and Sherwood High a 7 out of 10.
Elementary: Greenwood Elementary School and Sherwood Elementary School
Middle: Rosa Parks Middle School and William H. Farquhar Middle School
High: Sherwood High School
The town of Brookeville is a great place to visit and a great place to call home!