For years I have been trying to find out where Elisha Gates lived in Prince George's County, Maryland. As yesterday's blog entry stated I was trying to find Aquasco Creek since a land deed stated that part of Anchovy Hills lay along this creek/stream. I sent out two emails, one to the Prince George's County Historical Society and the other to the Prince George's Park Department. My email was a request for any information about Aquasco or Anchovy Hills. I sent one to the Park Department because the department included several historical parks and museums.
This morning I heard back from Mary Haley-Amen, the Facility Director of the Marietta and Patuxent Rural Life Museums and Natural and Historical Resources Division (NHRD) Historic Resources Manager. Her email asked that i contact her directly as she had "quite a lot of information on Anchovy Hills". She sent alone a few pictures of a house that would have been on the property that Elisha Gates owned. I will pass along anything I learn and I will share the pictures if the pictures are in the public domain or if I can get permission to share them. Based upon the preliminary information that Mary Haley-Amen sent me it appears that Anchovy Hills is about five miles north of Aquasco on yesterday's map.
Here is a link to the museums in the area. Patuxent Rural Life Museums