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

Ellicott’s Mills

 
 
Ellicott's Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 25, 2006
1. Ellicott's Mills Marker
Inscription.  Established 1772 by the three Ellicott brothers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. They opened the road from here to Baltimore. The B. and O. R. R. was completed to this point May 20, 1830.
 
Erected by Maryland Historial Trust and The Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 20, 1830.
 
Location. 39° 16.065′ N, 76° 47.626′ W. Marker is near Ellicott City, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Road (Maryland Route 144) and Oella Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Frederick Road. Marker is on the eastern approach to Ellicott City. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Oella Avenue, Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oella (here, next to this marker); Up This Winding Road Lies the Village of Oella
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(a few steps from this marker); "Just One Nickel and I Could Ride" (within shouting distance of this marker); The George Ellicott House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore and Frederick Turnpike Milestone (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
 
More about this marker. An earlier version of this marker, with identical text, was titled Ellicott's Mill. It was erected in 1934 by the Maryland State Roads Commission.
 
Additional keywords. B&O Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
 
Remains of trolley trestle with Ellicott's Mills Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 7, 2007
2. Remains of trolley trestle with Ellicott's Mills Marker.
Remains of trolley trestle with Ellicott's Mills Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. Remains of trolley trestle with Ellicott's Mills Marker.
View of the Patapsco River Bridge Approaching Ellicott City image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 25, 2006
4. View of the Patapsco River Bridge Approaching Ellicott City
The B&O Railroad overpass with "Ellicott City" in big letters forms a grand portal. The old railroad station is just out of frame on the left.
The Heights Above Ellicott City image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs
5. The Heights Above Ellicott City
Looking East. Note the coal train, which is heading east toward Baltimore.
B&O Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs
6. B&O Railroad Station
This is now a museum.
Map of Ellicott City image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, April 22, 2006
7. Map of Ellicott City
Map is at Main Street and Ellicott Mills Drive, at public parking lot F.
Closeup of Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs
8. Closeup of Map
This marker is across the river from town, at the right-most intersection on the map. Click image to enlarge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,432 times since then and 158 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 18, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on March 18, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on March 17, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   7, 8. submitted on April 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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