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White Hall in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2021
1. Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail Marker
Inscription.  
Railroad History Notes
The trail's railroad past remains evident in many of the fixtures and markers along the trail today. Railroad enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the historic Monkton Train Station, now a park visitor center and railroad museum. From 1898 until 1959 it operated as a passenger and freight station. The station fell into disrepair in 1959, but in 1980 the DNR began renovations, ultimately restoring the station to its present status at the heart of the rail trail.

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail
The Northern Central Railroad began operation in 1832. The railroad was designed to service the growing Baltimore, York and Harrisburg industries. During the 140 years of operation, the NCR had 146 stops, 22 of which were in Maryland.

In 1984, the railroad was converted into the NCR trail under the supervision of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Over the past 20 years the trial has developed into a popular recreational destination due to the help of volunteers and from the greatest believer and advocate for the trail, Dr. Torrey C. Brown. In honor of Dr. Brown's overwhelming support
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2021
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for the trail it was renamed the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail in 2007.
 
Erected by Maryland Park Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 39° 37.337′ N, 76° 37.781′ W. Marker is in White Hall, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Wiseburg Road, 0.1 miles east of White Hall Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1404 Wiseburg Rd, White Hall MD 21161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Hall (a few steps from this marker); 509 Electrical Light Display Block Signal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flag (approx. 1.2 miles away); Parkton, MD Track Chart (approx. 2.3 miles away); Virginia Hall (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fosters "Masemore" Mill (approx. 3 miles away); Black Horse Tavern (approx. 4.2 miles away); Bentley Springs (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Hall.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 11, 2021
3. Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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