Genesis of MD-351 Ballenger Creek Pike

In 1748, Christian Kemp petitions for a road from Nelson’s Ferry to Frederick. It is what we now know as MD-351 Ballenger Creek Pike.


A Farmhouse Is Born

By conservative estimates, construction was completed on the original farmhouse by 1745. Some sources list the house as built as early as circa 1740.

The original portion of the house comprises the northwest portion of the building. The original front door (still existing) is between the current-day dining room and family room.