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. . . Visited the Actual Sandy Spring

Sunday, November 3, 2002; Page C02

. . . visited the actual sandy spring. The Quakers who founded Montgomery County's Sandy Spring community in the 1700s gave it its easygoing reputation, but its name bubbled up here in a low glade surrounded by shrubbery and shady trees. The brick Meeting House -- built in 1817 -- is just down the road, and the descendants of the early families and the slaves they freed long before the Civil War still live in the area.

The spring is enclosed by a wooden fence and protected by a masonry covering. (File Photo/ Ray Lustig -- The Washington Post)

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From Route 108, take Meeting House Road south to its end, and the spring. It can also be reached via a lovely walk along Woodlawn Park's Legacy Trail. The well-marked path empties into a cornfield, across which is the spring.

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