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Aberdeen in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hallís Cross Roads
 
HALL'S CROSS ROADS Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, June 24, 2007
1. HALL'S CROSS ROADS Marker
 
Inscription. At intersection of Old Post Road (established 1666) and Bush Neck Road (1670) were a tavern and relay point for stagecoaches in 18th Century. In 1835 nearby stop on Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad was named for Aberdeen, Scotland, birthplace of the first station master. Hallís Cross Roads, Mechanicsville and Aberdeen incorporated as Aberdeen in 1893.
 
Erected 1976 by Bicentennial Committee of Aberdeen & Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 30.459′ N, 76° 9.581′ W. Marker is in Aberdeen, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Bel Air Ave and Post Road, on the left when traveling east on East Bel Air Ave. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aberdeen MD 21001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This is a Section of “The Generalís Highway” (approx. ľ mile away); Aberdeen Proving Ground (approx. ľ mile away); 2008 Restoration of P.B. & W. Railroad Crossing and Later Pennsylvania Railroad Watchman's Shed (approx. 0.4 miles away); ENIAC (approx. 0.4 miles away); Aberdeen Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Post Road: Spesutia P. E. Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Havre de Grace Racetrack (approx. 3.2 miles away); Spesutia Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aberdeen.
 
Grove Presbyterian Church Photo, Click for full size
By William Pfingsten, June 24, 2007
2. Grove Presbyterian Church
Sanctuary is directly across from the marker. Grove Church was established in 1856 in a grove of trees behind a blacksmith shop on this corner.
 

 
Additional comments.
1. Railroads in Aberdeen
The tracks of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad mentioned on the marker became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad and now form part of Amtrakís Northeast Corridor between Washington and Boston. Aberdeen was also served by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, now part of CSX. In the first half of the 20th century, dozens of passenger trains a day stopped at Aberdeen en route between Washington and New York. Even today twelve Amtrak trains stop at Aberdeen daily.
    — Submitted June 24, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,653 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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