Norwood in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Holland Red Door Store
In 1860 James Holland purchased this land and built the general store that still stands today. Located at the intersection of the toll roads to Baltimore and Olney, the store was at the heart of a community that became known as Holland's Corner.
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.
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 • Communications • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 39° 7.519′ N, 77° 1.678′ 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. Children Growing Up in Montgomery County (here, next to this marker); Woodlawn (approx. 0.2 miles away); African Americans and Quakers in Sandy Spring (approx. 0.2 The Rachel Carson Greenway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to the Woodlawn Stone Barn Visitor Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Quakers Practicing their Faith in Montgomery County (approx. ¼ mile away); The Sandy Spring (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Sandy Spring Ash Tree (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwood.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,543 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2. submitted on November 28, 2011, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 3. submitted on December 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 4, 5. submitted on November 28, 2011, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 24, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.