Andrew Ellicott (Explorer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Andrew Ellicott

Andrew Ellicott was a U.S. surveyor who helped map many of the territories west of the Appalachians, surveyed the boundaries of the District of Columbia, continued and completed Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s work on the plan for Washington, D.C., and served as a teacher in survey methods for Meriwether Lewis.

Born: 24, 1754, Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Died: 28, 1820, West Point, New York
Occupation: Surveyor and town planner
Known for: Surveying many territories west of the Appalachians, the boundaries of the District of Columbia, and completing Pierre (Peter) Charles L’Enfant’s plan for Washington
Spouse(s): Sarah Brown

About Andrew Ellicott

U.S. explorer who helped map many of the territories west of the Appalachians.

Before Fame

He founded the town of Ellicott’s Mills alongside his uncles to set up his new milling businesses.


Despite not having sophisticated technology and tools, he made very accurate maps.

Family Life

He had ten children with Sarah Brown.


He was a U.S. surveyor like Meriwether Lewis.

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