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Pikesville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Old Court Road

 
 
The Old Court Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 3, 2007
1. The Old Court Road Marker
Inscription. Originally an Indian trail, then used by the Rangers from the Garrison Fort to keep back the Indians. Later used as a road to the Court at Joppa Town, the County Seat of Baltimore County from 1712 to 1768 and the rival of Baltimore.
 
Erected 1934 by State Roads Commission of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 22.628′ N, 76° 43.529′ W. Marker is in Pikesville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Reisterstown Road (Maryland Route 140) 0.1 miles south of Old Court Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pikesville MD 21208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old United States Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sudbrook Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Garrison Fort (approx. 1.8 miles away); Trentham (approx. 2 miles away); First Boy Scout Armory (approx. 3.4 miles away); Rockland (approx. 3.5 miles away); Garrison Forest Church (approx. 3.5 miles away); Gwynn Oak Park and the Civil Rights Movement (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pikesville.
 
Also see . . .  Oldton's Company of Baltimore Rangers. This is the site of some reenactors that portray the rangers that patrolled, widened and marked the indian trails that would become Old Court Road. (Submitted on October 10, 2007, by John Machate of Columbia, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,512 times since then and 261 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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