MA & PA Heritage Trail
The History of the MA & PA Trail
The MA & PA Railroad stretched between Baltimore at North Avenue & Howard Streets, on to Towson, through Long Green Valley into Harford County. It ended at Market Street in York, Pennsylvania. Even by the standards of the day, it passed through some of the most wooded, curvaceous and beautiful scenery on the east coast.
The MA & PA Railroad was an important part of life in Harford County, especially for the towns between Baltimore and York. The early morning run from Harford County to Baltimore City carried so much milk that locals called it "The Milky Way."
For the owners of the County's many canneries, quarries and mines, the railroad was part of their livelihood.
If you know where to look, there are many left-over sights of the MA & PA Railroad in Harford County, including along the MA & PA Trail in Bel Air and Forest Hill. You can learn more about the MA & PA Railroad in Baltimore City and in Baltimore, Harford and York counties at these links:
Bel Air Recreation Council
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 39° 32.341′ N, 76° 21.492′ W. Marker is in Bel Air, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is at the intersection of Williams Street and W. Ellendale Street on Williams Street. Marker is in the parking lot for the MA & PA Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bel Air MD 21014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Built 1898 Liriodendron (approx. ¼ mile away); MA and PA Heritage Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Sacred to the Memory of the Men of Harford County (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Grateful Recognition (approx. half a mile away); Historic Bel Air (approx. half a mile away); Bel Air (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Bel Air (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Bel Air (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Air.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on June 21, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.