Near Barnsville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Built about 1930 as the first metering station for the Washington area gas supply, this building was saved from imminent destruction by concerned citizens dedicated to both the preservation of the visible past and revitalization of the railroad. On February 16, 1977 it travelled 23 miles by road from Rockville to begin a new existence as the Barnesville railroad station. Its rescue and renovation were made possible by:
Washington Gas Light Company
Town of Barnesville
Montgomery County Committee
Maryland Historical Trust
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company
Commuters, Townspeople, Railroad Enthusiasts
Location. 39° 12.58′ N, 77° 22.956′ W. Marker is near Barnsville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Bealsville Road (State Highway 109), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the east bound Barnesville MARC Station. Marker is in this post office area: Barnesville MD 20838, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barnesville (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Barnesville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Site [ B&O RR station] (approx. 2.2 miles away); African American Soldiers from Montgomery County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Equestrian Heritage (approx. 2.4 miles away); Brewer Farmstead (approx. 2.4 miles away); Chesapeake and Ohio Aqueduct (approx. 2.6 miles away); Washington's Farm (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnsville.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 757 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.