Near Eldersburg in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
History of the Freedom Community
After the Revolutionary War, the Village of Elders was re-named to Freedom after the method by which lots were sold. For each lot purchased, the buyer was given an adjoining free lot. By the early 1800's, the largest property in the County was the 3,000 acre Springfield estate, laid out for William Patterson one of the original directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Patterson's daughter Elizabeth eloped to marry Jerome, prince brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. Although Elizabeth
In 1825, James Sykes bought 1,000 acres of land and rebuilt an existing saw and grist mill, and later built a cotton factory in the area that would later become Sykesville. During this time, Sykesville and the Freedom area saw tremendous growth and development and in 1837, Carroll County was created out of the western part of Baltimore County and the eastern part of Frederick County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Women.
Location. 39° 22.017′ N, 76° 57.388′ W. Marker is near Eldersburg, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on Buttercup Road south of Raincliffe Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1859 Buttercup Road, Sykesville MD 21784, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sykesville Bypass Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Town House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sykesville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baldwin's Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Strawbridge Home for Boys (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Gate House (approx. ¾ mile away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on May 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.