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

Frederick's Carroll Creek

 
 
Frederick's Carroll Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 23, 2018
1. Frederick's Carroll Creek Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Frederick Town was strategically laid out along both sides of Carroll Creek in 1745 by Daniel Dulany, a prominent Annapolis land speculator. Like many colonial towns, the town creek would be the lifeblood of the community, provider of drinking and cooking water and key ingredient/power source for industry. Interestingly, Carroll Creek also marked a unique dividing or boundary line between socio-economic classes, and later, races. The town's wealthier residents generally lived north of the creek in close proximity to the county courthouse. With industry as the privileged class buffer, many lower class residents found themselves living south of the creek.

All Saints Street
This street was named for the town's first Episcopal parish and church structure which once stood across the creek. In 1814, the bulk of the white congregation moved to a new location built closer to the courthouse. Four years later, Old Hill Church would be constructed — a place where both whites and blacks would worship together in the Methodist Episcopal faith tradition. In 1864, Black residents took full possession of the church, and in 1868 this would be
Frederick's Carroll Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 23, 2018
2. Frederick's Carroll Creek Marker
incorporated as Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church. Old Hill Church served the community until 1921 at which time a new church was built two blocks to the west. By 1900, All Saints Street would grow into the hub of Frederick's African-American community. Segregated Frederick caused need for "separate" commercial and entertainment offerings. It was here that residents from around Frederick County could meet their needs in relation to banking, medical care, grocery shopping, clothing, beauty parlors, restaurants, live entertainment and even undertaking.
 
Erected by Frederick, Downtown Frederick Partnership; Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc.; DCHD; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
 
Location. 39° 24.772′ N, 77° 24.629′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Market Street (Maryland Route 355) north of East All Saints Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. On the grounds of Carroll Creek Linear Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: Carroll Creek Linear Park, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Diehl Memorial Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); B & O Railroad Station (about
Frederick's Carroll Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 23, 2018
3. Frederick's Carroll Creek Marker
400 feet away); Civil War Hospital Center (about 400 feet away); A Crossroads of American History (about 400 feet away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (about 500 feet away); Hospitals in Frederick (about 500 feet away); Market & Patrick Streets (about 500 feet away); One Vast Hospital (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Frederick's Carroll Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 23, 2018
4. Frederick's Carroll Creek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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