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Charlotte Hall in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Village of Charlotte Hall

Three Notch Trail

 
 
Village of Charlotte Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2019
1. Village of Charlotte Hall Marker
Inscription.  The Village of Charlotte Hall derived its name from the school located there, authorized by the Maryland General Assembly in 1774. The area was originally known as "Ye Coole Springs" for the purported healing qualities of the drinking water the springs provided. The Village of Charlotte Hall was originally incorporated in 1914; however, the incorporation was repealed in 1941, possibly due to the lack of sufficient population to support the municipal government.

This peaceful, well preserved Village has several sites of historic interest and a number of structures built during the 18th and early 19th centuries. The walk from the St. Mary's County Library to the Northern Senior Activity Center provides visitors with a glimpse of days gone by.

Rail History 1935–1953

Patty Poffenbarger lives in Charlotte Hall in the house where she grew up. As a child, she remembers the trains running beside her home's picket fence. "Twice a day we made sure the front gate was shut, because the train would come so close, it would hit the gate when it passed by."
 
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Three Notch Trail facing east image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2019
2. Three Notch Trail facing east
Three Notch Trail, Rotary Club of Charlotte Hall.
 
Location. 38° 28.848′ N, 76° 46.739′ W. Marker is in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Charlotte Hall Road 0.2 miles north of Charlotte Hall School Road, on the left when traveling north. Located on the Three Notch Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte Hall MD 20622, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charlotte Hall School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cadet Pierre A. Mourthé (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coole Springs of Saint Marie’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes C.S.N. (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); No Match for British Might (approx. ¼ mile away); Ye Coole Springs (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Charlotte Hall School (approx. ¼ mile away); Maryland Begins Here (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte Hall.
 
Categories. Colonial EraRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Three Notch Trail facing west image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2019
3. Three Notch Trail facing west
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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