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

6-Mile Marker on the National Road

1787

 
 
6-Mile Marker on the National Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, January 1, 2003
1. 6-Mile Marker on the National Road Marker
Inscription. This 6-miles-to-Baltimore marker was welcomed by thousands on horseback, in stagecoaches and wagons, who traveled this Frederick Turnpike. Some headed west to settle in the Ohio Valley, along with merchants selling their wares, while millers with their products, and farmers, driving animals on foot to market, traveled east through Catonsville to the port city of Baltimore.
 
Erected 1987 by Catonsville Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.382′ N, 76° 43.614′ W. Marker is in Catonsville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Frederick Road (Maryland Route 144), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Catonsville MD 21228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Memorial is Dedicated to all the Men and Women of the Catonsville area (approx. 0.3 miles away); Catonsville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Castle Thunder (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baltimore Regional Trail (approx. mile away); Old Salem Church and Graveyard
Detail of Milestone image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, January 1, 2003
2. Detail of Milestone
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Rolling Road (approx. one mile away); The Streetcar Era in Catonsville (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Catonsville (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catonsville.
 
Also see . . .  Maryland Milestones, Volumes One and Two. These two volumes include photographs of all the known mile markers between Baltimore, Maryland and Oakton, Maryland, where the old National Road crosses into Pennsylvania. A narrative is included which will enable the history buff in finding and viewing the markers. (Submitted on April 9, 2010, by Roger Franklin Richardson of Catonsville, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Marker and milestone 6 image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. Marker and milestone 6
Rear of marker and milestone image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, January 1, 2003
4. Rear of marker and milestone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,359 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on December 29, 2010, by Roger Franklin Richardson of Catonsville, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 24, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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