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Near Ellicott City in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ellicott’s Mills

 
 
Ellicott's Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 25, 2006
1. Ellicott's Mills Marker
Inscription. Established 1772 by the three Ellicott brothers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. They opened the road from here to Baltimore. The B. and O. R. R. was completed to this point May 20, 1830.
 
Erected by Maryland Historial Trust and The Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.065′ N, 76° 47.626′ W. Marker is near Ellicott City, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Frederick Road (Maryland Route 144) and Oella Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Frederick Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the eastern approach to Ellicott City. Marker is in this post office area: Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oella (here, next to this marker); The George Ellicott House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Road Versus Rails (about 300 feet away); B&O Railroad Station (about 400 feet away); Old Stone Tavern House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
 
More about this marker. An earlier version of this marker,
Remains of trolley trestle with Ellicott's Mills Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 7, 2007
2. Remains of trolley trestle with Ellicott's Mills Marker.
with identical text, was titled Ellicott's Mill. It was erected in 1934 by the Maryland State Roads Commission.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ellicott City History. On the Howard County History page. (Submitted on March 18, 2006.) 

2. Historic Ellicott City's History. Includes a woodcut of the town. (Submitted on March 21, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords. B&O Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
 
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Remains of trolley trestle with Ellicott's Mills Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. Remains of trolley trestle with Ellicott's Mills Marker.
View of the Patapsco River Bridge Approaching Ellicott City image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 25, 2006
4. View of the Patapsco River Bridge Approaching Ellicott City
The B&O Railroad overpass with "Ellicott City" in big letters forms a grand portal. The old railroad station is just out of frame on the left.
The Heights Above Ellicott City image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs
5. The Heights Above Ellicott City
Looking East. Note the coal train, which is heading east toward Baltimore.
B&O Railroad Station image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs
6. B&O Railroad Station
This is now a museum.
Map of Ellicott City image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 22, 2006
7. Map of Ellicott City
Map is at Main Street and Ellicott Mills Drive, at public parking lot F.
Closeup of Map image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs
8. Closeup of Map
This marker is across the river from town, at the right-most intersection on the map. Click image to enlarge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,775 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 18, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on January 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on March 18, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   5, 6. submitted on March 17, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   7, 8. submitted on April 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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