“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brunswick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Brunswick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Everett, December 15, 2012
1. Brunswick Marker
Inscription. The area now known as Brunswick was prime for growth for over a century before the C&O Canal reached this location in 1834. Originally the site of a trading post and ferry, the water crossing here provided a route for settlers heading west into Virginia's interior. In 1787, this river crossing resulted in the creation of the Town of Berlin.

Berlin was primarily a canal town until 1888. The B&O Railroad then supplanted the water transportation system in importance with a seven mile freight yard. The newly named and incorporated Brunswick became a legitimate boomtown in the 1890s.

Today Brunswick is a "Main Street Maryland" community, boasting shops, eateries, a revitalized historic downtown center and an array of special events. The Brunswick Railroad Museum and C&O Canal National Historic Park Visitor Center interpret the town's rich transportation heritage.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 39° 18.666′ N, 77° 37.64′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on South Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick MD 21716, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Train No. 286 Bell Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Brunswick (about 400 feet away); Water Power (about 600 feet away); Brunswick River Mural (about 600 feet away); From Dirt Path to Main Street (about 700 feet away); Berlin (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels

Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2012, by Al Everett of Brunswick, Maryland. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 30 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 15, 2012, by Al Everett of Brunswick, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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