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Myersville in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The H & F Trolley

 
 
The H & F Trolley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
1. The H & F Trolley Marker
Inscription. On an autumn day in 1898, an electric railway car rolled into Myersville changing the way of life here and connecting the town with Middletown, Frederick and eventually Hagerstown.

The Myersville and Catoctin Railway was built and paid for by Myersville citizens eager to bring the railway to their small town of 150 people. The trolley made Myersville the hub of the surrounding farming area. Residents could travel to work in other towns and order goods from other parts of the country.

The trolley also was a source of recreation. and excursion, riding the round-trip circuit to Braddock Heights where people often stopped for a picnic lunch then on to Frederick or Hagerstown, and back, to Myersville in the evening. The trolley ran until 1945 and the tracks were taken up in the spring of that year.
 
Location. 39° 30.392′ N, 77° 33.987′ W. Marker is in Myersville, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Trolley Lane. Touch for map. This marker is in Myersville's Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 Main Street, Myersville MD 21773, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farming in the Valley (here, next to this marker);
The H & F Trolley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
2. The H & F Trolley Marker
Religious Traditions (here, next to this marker); Trolley Station (a few steps from this marker); The First Churches of Western Maryland (approx. 1.4 miles away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Bill Pate Portal (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 2.2 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myersville.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Memorial Park<br>Trolley Station image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
3. Memorial Park
Trolley Station
The H & F Trolley<br>Atop the Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
4. The H & F Trolley
Atop the Memorial Park Sign
Town of Myersville Maryland<br>Incorporated 1904 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
5. Town of Myersville Maryland
Incorporated 1904
Town logo on signage at Memorial Park.
Main Street and Trolley Lane image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 22, 2017
6. Main Street and Trolley Lane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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