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Catonsville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Castle Thunder

 
 
Castle Thunder marker, and the milestone it referrs to, in front of the Catonsville Library image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, January 21, 2008
1. Castle Thunder marker, and the milestone it referrs to, in front of the Catonsville Library
Inscription.  
A gift from Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Castle Thunder, the home of Richard and Mary Carroll Caton, stood on this site from 1787 to 1906.

The 7-mile Frederick Turnpike stone marker of 1804 was moved here from its original position 3/10 mile west.
 
Erected 1966 by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Historic National Road series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 39° 16.226′ N, 76° 44.368′ W. Marker is in Catonsville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Frederick Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Frederick Road, Catonsville MD 21228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catonsville Nine (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Regional Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rolling Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Catonsville (approx. 0.3
Site of Castle Thunder image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 24, 2008
2. Site of Castle Thunder
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miles away); Catonsville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Streetcar Era in Catonsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Catonsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Civil Rights Milestone (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catonsville.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Marker damaged.
This marker was damaged on the 4th of July and recovered by the nearby library for safekeeping. The State Highway Administration now has taken the marker for repairs which may take 8-12 weeks. It was unclear how the sign was damaged.
    — Submitted July 26, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Additional keywords. "National Road" "Cumberland Road"
 
A close up of the National Road milestone, indicating 7 miles to Baltimore image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. A close up of the National Road milestone, indicating 7 miles to Baltimore
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,915 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   2. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3. submitted on January 23, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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