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Sabillasville, Lantz, and Foxville Post Offices Described in 1887. (Charls W. Miller, Post Offices of Frederick County for the Year 1887, Frederick, 1974)


Is a post village situated near the Washington County line, 4 miles from Smithsburg, a station on the Western Maryland Railroad, from which they receive a daily mail. Land ordinary, a great deal of it mountain and timber; farming lands sell at from $20 to $50 per acre; produces very well, and can be easily improved. It has public schools and churches; plenty of pure mountain water flows from never-failing springs; climate extremely healthy. This village is extensively laid out, and claim a population of 250. The following farmers receive mail at this office:

Brown, Henry T.
Brown, David
Brown, Wm. H.
Brown, David C.
Burglito, Daniel
Brown, Ignatius
Burhman, Levi
Brown, Martin L.
Burhman, Wm. L.
Burhman, E.M.Z.
Duncan, Rebecca
Fox, Geo. L.
Fox, Thos. C.
Hauver, Albert
Hauver, Peter
Hauver, Washington
Krise, Mrs. Jno.
Lewis, Bernard
Lewis, David
Lewis, Samuel W.
Lewis, Lee
Manahan, Cyrus B.
Moser, Ezra
McAfee, Lavinia
Prior, Alfred
Sturdevant, Wm.
Toms, David
Toms, Hiram
Toms, Thos. B.
Wyand, Yost
Fox, Joseph H.


Is on the Western Maryland Railroad, 66 miles from Baltimore and 35 miles from Frederick by rail and 23 by road. Land is mostly cleared and sells at from $25 to $40 per acre; produces fine crops of wheat, corn, etc., and fairly improved. This village is pleasantly located, has several fine stores and a splendid hotel, which is kept by John Stem, Esq., a most excellent gentleman, who with his good lady makes you feel at home when you visit them. Mr. Lewis Crawford is the enterprising man of the town, and possesses most excellent business qualifications. He served this country on the Commissioners Board for quite a number of years, and was president of the board several terms. Among the largest farmers are: Maurice E. Schoffer, Samuel Royer, L. C. Harbaugh, Adam H. Eyler, L & D. Crawford and others. The farmers are well to do, thrifty, and very hospitable. For rosy cheek, pretty girls, I put this place against any in the county. It would do our sickly, pale-faced looking city girls good for a glimpse at these fine looking Sabillasville lasses. The town boasts of two churches, Reformed and United Brethern, and a fine public school. Pure water is in abundance hereabouts. Population 175. The following farmers receive mail here:

Anderson, Thompson
Arnsparger, Mrs. A.
Crawford, David
Coffman, Joseph
Crawford, L. & David
Leichtenberger, Levi
McClane, Catherine
Moser, Joshua
McClane, John of P.
McClane, Peter
Miller, Sarah
Eyler, Adam H.
Eby, Daniel
Gall, John H.
Harbaugh, L. C.
Harbaugh, Charles
Harbaugh, Mrs. Catherine
Harbaugh, George M.
Harbaugh, Hiram
Harbaugh, James
Harbaugh, Sanford
Harbaugh, Yost
Harbaugh, Carlton J.
Harbaugh, Ephraim F.
Krise, Frank J.
Prior, David
Prior, John W.
Royer, Samuel
Stem, Julian
Sheffler, Maurice E.
Tressler, Isaac
Waggaman, David A.
Wertenbaker, Catherine
Waggaman, David E.
Wertenbaker, George W.
Williar, Joel P.
Williar, Lewis E.
Waggaman, Richard
Zimmerman, H. Ann


Is on the Western Maryland Railroad, nestled among the hills of the Catoctin Mountain, and pleasantly situated. The land is fair mountain land, mostly timber; the farms are well improved and cultivated, and produce fair crops; the water in this locality is very superior and the farmers around are hospitable; farming land sells at from $20 to $50 per acre. The Messrs J. B. Brown & Son, merchants here, are first-class people and energetic, well to do business men. The following farmers receive their mail here:

Ambrose, John C.
Burhman, David & Henry
Burhman, Henry of J.
Brown, Joseph B.
Boyer, Margaret
Burhman, Silas
Fisher, Jeremiah
Harbaugh, Cornelia
Harbaugh, S. W.
Lantz, Joseph B.
Mentzer, David
Prior, George W.
Smith, William D.
Smith, John C.
Williar, Hiram A.
Williar, John M.
Willhide, Josiah
Willhide, Frederick N.
Willhide, Henry of F.
Willhide, Arnold R.

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