Norwood in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Holland Red Door Store
In 1889, the intersection was renamed Norwood and issued a post office. James Holland was selected as the first postmaster. Holland's building was expanded to accommodate the store, post office, and a living area for Holland's family.
A former shopper recalled visits to the Holland Store in the early 1900s. Sugar was scooped from a barrel and sold for 54 cents per pound. Cheese was also sold by the pound. "Chunks" were cut from a cheese wheel stored in a wooden box.
The location of Holland's store on this 1865 map.
The Rachel Carson Greenway
In 2004, this trail corridor was named in honor of the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson. When complete, the Rachel Carson Trail will be 25 miles long, connecting the Annacostia Trail System in Prince George's County, to the Patuxent River State Park in the north. The Greenway will eventually connect to the Seneca Creek Greenway and Potomac River creating a 50-mile continuous trail system in Montgomery County.
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"Drink in the beauty ... and wonder at the meaning of what you see." - Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder (posthumously 1965)
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
Location. 39° 7.518′ N, 77° 1.677′ W. Marker is in Norwood, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Layhill Road (Maryland Route 182) and Norwood Road, on the right when traveling south on Layhill Road. Click for map. Marker is next to the parking lot adjoining the store building. Marker is in this post office area: Sandy Spring MD 20860, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodlawn (approx. 0.2 miles away); African Americans and Quakers in Sandy Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sandy Spring Friends Meeting Site (approx. 1.5 miles away); Higgins Tavern (approx. 2.3 miles away); Olney House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Smithville Colored School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Kemp Mill (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norwood.
Also see . . .
1. The Holland Store. Maryland Inventory of Historic Places (Submitted on February 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Montgomery Trails. URL Mentioned on the Marker (Submitted on February 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Environment • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.