Near Whiteford in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Peach Bottom Slate Region
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust & Maryland State Highway Administration.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1734.
Location. 39° 42.818′ N, 76° 20.86′ W. Marker is near Whiteford, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Pylesville Road (Maryland Route 165) just north of Whiteford Road (Maryland Route 136), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whiteford MD 21160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Mason-Dixon Line (approx. 0.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice (approx. 1˝ miles away in Pennsylvania); Welsh Slate Quarrymens' Cottages at Coulsontown (approx. 2.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); The World Famous Peach Bottom Slate (approx. 2.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Welsh Immigrants (approx. 2.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Slate Splitters (approx. 2.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); The River, the Dams and the Lakes (approx. 5.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Canal Community (approx. 6.3 miles away in Pennsylvania).
Regarding Peach Bottom Slate Region. “The slate region of this State is a continuation of the York County slate belt. The Maryland quarries are all in the northern part of Harford County, near the State line. The quarries of these two counties constitute what is known as the Peach Bottom slate region.” — from The Sixteenth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey 1894. “Stone” chapter by William C. Day.
1. Slate Quarries
By clicking on the map link, switching to satellite and moving in closer, you will see 4 dark areas to the southeast
— Submitted June 26, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,637 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on March 24, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on September 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on June 24, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on September 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.