Norwood in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Holland Red Door Store
In 1889, the intersection was renamed Norwood and issued a post office. James Holland was selected as the first postmaster. Holland's building was expanded to accommodate the store, post office, and a living area for Holland's family.
A former shopper recalled visits to the Holland Store in the early 1900s. Sugar was scooped from a barrel and sold for 54 cents per pound. Cheese was also sold by the pound. "Chunks" were cut from a cheese wheel stored in a wooden box.
The location of Holland's store on this 1865 map.
The Rachel Carson Greenway
In 2004, this trail corridor was named in honor of the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson. When complete, the Rachel Carson Trail will be 25 miles long, connecting the Annacostia Trail System in Prince George's County, to the Patuxent River State Park in the north. The Greenway
For more information and updates as this trail is built, visit www.MontgomeryTrails.org.
"Drink in the beauty ... and wonder at the meaning of what you see." - Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder (posthumously 1965)
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Environment • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
Location. 39° 7.518′ N, 77° 1.677′ W. Marker is in Norwood, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Layhill Road (Maryland Route 182) and Norwood Road, on the right when traveling south on Layhill Road. Marker is next to the parking lot adjoining the store building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandy Spring MD 20860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodlawn (approx. 0.2 miles away); African Americans and Quakers in Sandy Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quakers Practicing their Faith in Montgomery County (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sandy Spring The Sandy Spring Ash Tree (approx. 1.4 miles away); History of the Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House (approx. 1½ miles away); Sandy Spring Friends Meeting Site (approx. 1½ miles away); Conduit Track Switch and Crossover (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwood.
Also see . . .
1. The Holland Store. Maryland Inventory of Historic Places (Submitted on February 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Montgomery Trails. URL Mentioned on the Marker (Submitted on February 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,338 times since then and 156 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2011, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on February 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.