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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

 
 
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 25, 2019
1. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Hagerstown was bypassed in the great race westward between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The City was left without a rail connection to the south or west. The “Washington County Railroad” was chartered in 1864 for the purpose of connecting Hagerstown by rail to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Weverton, near Harpers Ferry. The line was completed in late 1867 and was soon absorbed by the Baltimore and Ohio.

A two-story brick structure, constructed at an angle to the streets, stood here from around 1870, until it was replaced by a stone passenger terminal around 1890. The stone building was torn down after World War II and the site was used for a gas station, and later became the home of the Herald-Mail newspaper.
 
Location. 39° 38.475′ N, 77° 43.449′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Summit Avenue, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John's Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Baltimore Street
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 25, 2019
2. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Marker
(about 700 feet away); Bench Mark "A" (about 700 feet away); Milling (about 700 feet away); Retreat from Gettysburg (about 700 feet away); Hagerstonians in the Civil War (about 800 feet away); Washington County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); Ransom of Hagerstown (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Maryland National Guard, 1916 image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Maryland Cracker Barrel, 1916
3. Maryland National Guard, 1916
Hagerstown residents seeing off the local company of the Maryland National Guard as they depart for service on the Mexican border in 1916. Antietam Fire Hall is in the background.
Close-up of photo on marker
The Railyard image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Maryland Cracker Barrel
4. The Railyard
The railyard of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad extended from its station across from the Dagmar Hotel, to the south, across Hood Street and through the area where Potomac Towers is now located.
Close-up of photo on marker
Passenger Terminal image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Washington County Free Library, 1938
5. Passenger Terminal
The Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Terminal was located on the south side of West Antietam Street, across from the Dagmar Hotel. Photo circa 1938.
Close-up of photo on marker
The Dagmar Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 25, 2019
6. The Dagmar Hotel
at 50 Summit Avenue.
Antietam Fire Hall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 25, 2019
7. Antietam Fire Hall
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 28, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on January 29, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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