May 17, 2022

‘Offutt’s Crossroads: The Early History of Potomac and Its Founding Family’ Will Be Focus of Montgomery History Online Presentation on Tuesday, May 24

“Offutt’s Crossroads: The early History of Potomac and Its Founding Family’ will be the focus on a Montgomery History online presentation at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. The talk and slide presentation will cover the “first family” of Potomac. The area of Montgomery County was originally named Offutt’s Crossroads, after the family.

The presentation will be led by Ralph Buglass, a descendant of the Offutt family. It will explore when and how the village came to be called Potomac, with feuding among the family, the end of slavery, a business partnership gone bad and attempted murder all playing a part.

The presentation also will address a few ghostly appearances in later years.

To join the presentation, register at