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Berkley Crossroads

 
 
Berkley Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
1. Berkley Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  A hamlet settled in the late eighteenth century by free blacks and whites. The Hosanna School, built in 1867, was Harford County's first public school for African Americans. Travelers, local farms, and industries such as milling, mining, quarrying, and canning were served by the Conowingo Toll Bridge (1818), the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (1839), and the Berkley Road. Part of the principal route between Baltimore and Philadelphia until the opening of the Conowingo Dam and relocation of US 1 in 1928.
 
Erected by Maryland Historic Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansBridges & ViaductsEntertainmentSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 39° 39.677′ N, 76° 12.545′ W. Marker is in Darlington, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is at the intersection of Castleton Road and Berkley Road on Castleton
Hosanna School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
2. Hosanna School
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Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington MD 21034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lafayette at Colonel Rigbie’s House (approx. ¼ mile away); Conowingo (approx. 1.6 miles away); Keziah's Diary (approx. 2 miles away); Susquehanna River fishing (approx. 2.2 miles away); A Susquehannock Indian Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bald Friar Ford & Ferry (approx. 3.2 miles away); Stafford Flint Furnace (approx. 3.6 miles away); Joesting - Gorsuch House (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darlington.
 
Berkley Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
3. Berkley Crossroads Marker
Berkley Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
4. Berkley Crossroads Marker
Hosanna AME Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
5. Hosanna AME Church
Hosanna AME Church AD 1880 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
6. Hosanna AME Church AD 1880
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on December 29, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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