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Clinton was founded in the 1770s. The town, then named Surratt’s Villa, was actually a simple crossroads with a few buildings. In the 1800s, it became known as Surrattsville. The main building served as the post office, an inn and tavern, and a polling place. This main residence was one of two properties owned by the widowed Mary Surratt; the second property was in Washington, D.C.
On 14 and 15 April 1865, John Wilkes Booth, who had two hours earlier assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, stopped by the Surrattsville tavern to pick up weapons and supplies. The U.S. government alleged that Mrs. Surratt had gone there earlier with these supplies, and was in collusion with the conspirators, one of whom was her son, John Surratt. Because she was found guilty of complicity in the Lincoln assassination, Mary Surratt was hanged at the Capitol Prison in Washington D.C., on 7 July 1865. (Her house is now the Surratt House Museum, with a focus on the assassination.) The U.S. Post Office renamed the town Robeysville, due to the notoriety of the Surratt name, and in keeping with naming towns after the post master.
In 1879, Robeysville was renamed Clinton. The local high school, however, retains the name of Surrattsville, and many locals continue, in common usage, to call the town “Surattsville”; local historians have also suggested that Clinton return to its original name.
Also a part of Clinton’s history is the Wyoming house, a historic frame house that consists of three separate and distinct sections: the main block built in the third quarter of the 18th century, a c.1800 kitchen, and a connecting two-bay section of c.1850. The house is a well preserved example of Maryland’s gambrel-roofed colonial architecture, and is more specifically noteworthy as an excellent example of southern Maryland tidewater architecture. It was also the ancestral home of the Marburys, a family which produced many of Maryland’s political, professional, and judicial leaders through the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.