Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Middle Atlantic States
Maryland Emmitsburg

Emmitsburg, Maryland

Emmitsburg was founded 1785 and has also been known as Emmitsburgh and Emmittsburg. 

The Emmitsburg Water Company was incorporated in 1816 by Robert L. Annan, Patrick Reid, John Agnew, Lewis Motter, and Daniel M. Moore appoined to sell stock in the company for the "introduction, distribution, and supply of water to the town of Emmitsburgh."  No evidence has been found that this company built a system.

The Emmittsburg Water Company was incorporated in 1823 with Lewis Motter, James Hughes, Henry G. Water, Robert L. Annon and Patrick Reid appointed to sell stock in the company.  No evidence has been found that this company built a system.

Another Emittsburg Water Company was incorporated in May, 1883 under the general incorporation act.  This company secured laws to protect their rights and property as well as to permit the town of Emmitsburg to contract for water service. 

The town of Emmitsburg bought the water system in 1963 for $168,000..

Water is currently provided by the Town of Emmitsburg.

References
1816 An act for introducing a supply of water into the Town of Emmitsburgh.  January 15, 1816.

1823 An act incorporating a company to introduce a copious supply of water into the town of Emmittsburg, in Frederick County. February 20, 1823.

1827 An act supplementary to an act incorporating a Company to introduce a copious supply of water into the Town of Emmittsburg, in Frederick County.  March 2, 1827.

1884 An act to protect the water and property of the Emmittsburg Water Company, in Frederick County.  March 4, 1884.

1884 An act to authorize and empower the burgess and commissioners of Emmittsburg to make a contract with the " Emmittsburg Water Company in Frederick county,"a joint stock water company, for the supply of water to said town, and erection of fire plugs or hydrants, and to levy taxes to pay said company according to the terms of said contract, and to provide for the submission of this act to the qualified voters of the town of Emmittsburg.  March 20, 1884

1863 The History of the Emmitsburg Water Company (Originally Published in the Frederick News Post  April 9, 1963)

Emmitsburg: The Municipal Corporation, by Joseph S. Welty




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