Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The National Road
Erected by International Right of Way Association, Potomac Chapter No. 14 and the Maryland Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 16.125′ N, 76° 48.062′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maryland Route 144) and Ellicott Mills Drive, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. West of this marker Route 144 is called Frederick Road. Marker is in this post office area: Ellicott City MD 21042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. MaryLandscapes (here, next to this marker); Ellicott’s Mills (here, next to this marker); New Fire Station & Transit Terminal (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department Jonathan Ellicott Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
Regarding The National Road. The National Road became U.S. Route 40 in the 20th century, stretching from Baltimore to San Francisco. With the advent of the Interstate Highway system and the creation bypasses around towns the original route has been chopped up. For example, at this marker the roadway is now State route 144 while the current U.S. 40 bypasses the town and further west in Maryland U.S. 40 shares the roadway with Interstates 70 and 68.
Also see . . .
1. U.S. Route 40, America's Golden Highway. (Submitted on March 3, 2006.)
2. The Road that Built the Nation. from Pennsylvania's point of view. (Submitted on March 3, 2006.)
3. The International Right Of Way Association. (Submitted on March 3, 2006.)
4. The National Road (The Road and American Culture). Search inside this book by Karl B. Raitz at Amazon.com. (Submitted on April 24, 2006.)
1. The log house
The log cabin in the photographs was originally on Merryman Road. It was dismantled in 1980, and assembled on the current location in 1988. According to the Historic American Buildings Survey, "the Merryman Road Log House
— Submitted May 15, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,090 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 3, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 4. submitted on February 12, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. 5. submitted on October 2, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.