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Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Baltimore and Frederick Turnpike Milestone

 
 
Baltimore and Frederick Turnpike Milestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 19, 2020
1. Baltimore and Frederick Turnpike Milestone Marker
Inscription.  This milestone shows the distance, in miles, from the Baltimore courthouse to Ellicott City on the Baltimore and Frederick Turnpike, a toll road. The turnpike company was chartered in 1805 and the road was completed in 1818. The markers, made of Baltimore gneiss from the Ellicott City area, were placed at each mile during the initial construction of the turnpike.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 39° 16.074′ N, 76° 47.696′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is on Frederick Road just east of Maryland Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8004 Frederick Road, Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Patapsco Hotel (a few steps from this marker); B&O Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); To Preserve the Union (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Stone Tavern House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Phoenix Emporium
Baltimore and Frederick Turnpike Milestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 19, 2020
2. Baltimore and Frederick Turnpike Milestone Marker
The milestone is on the ground below the plaque.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Turntable & Track (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lauman House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Freight House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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