What's to love about Brookeville?
Founded by Quakers in 1794, Brookeville, Maryland once played an important role in the agricultural industry, connecting to markets in Washington, D.C. During the War of 1812, when the British invaded Washington, D.C, President James Madison and other members of the federal government fled to Brookfield. Today, the town of Brookville boasts that for one day, on August 26, 1814, it served as the United States Capital. Brookeville was also a stop of the underground railroad during the American Civil War. In 1920, the town had approximately 3,272 residents, but declined with increased use of automobiles.