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Jarrettsville was once known as Carmen in an area called the Upper Node Forest. It was named after Amos Carmen who owned a lot of the land in the area and tavern where Keene Dodge is today. In 1835, Luther Jarrett, who served in the General Assembly in Annapolis, purchased 300 acres. It was in 1838 that the town was renamed Jarrettsville after this prominent citizen. Jarrettsville was a thriving town with a school, hotel, marble yard, iron furnace and a chrome mine which was one of the largest in the world.

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