The Wolgamot House
      Third in the series is the Wolgamot House. The community of State Line was developed in the spring 1812. Beginning at the Mason-Dixon Line and running north on both sides of U.S. Route 11, he laid out forty building lots. Surveying for him was a Mr. Cresap, who once worked for George Washington. A street running just east of the old Middleburg Grammer School bears his name. The first house in State Line was built by Jack Wolgamot, of German descent, in 1812. He chose a lot near or partly on the Mason-Dixon line, southwest of the Mason-Dixon Road ( PA 163 ). Most of the house was situated in Maryland, but it was said that the north end of the house and the stone chimney were situated in Pennsylvania. The one and one half story house was built of hickory and oak logs possibly felled in or near the building site. The logs were placed in saddle style which prevented them from slipping. The logs were held together by wooden pegs. By 1868, a town plat lists the occupant of the Wolgamot House as J. Burger. In 1884 Henry and Maggie Burger went to housekeeping there. Mrs. Burger, after Henry's death, resided there until 1927 then moved to Hagerstown, Maryland. During the next dozen years, due to neglect and vandalism, the old house became unsafe and an eyesour and was razed in 1939-1940.                                                                                                
Credits: Miss. Bessie Koons, W.P. Conrad and Harry Tresler