Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Carroll Park at the Golf Course
óGwynns Falls Trail ó
Native Americans once traversed this stream where nearby at Gwynns Run in 1669, Richard Gwinn, the streamís namesake, established a trading post. Next to the trail today is the nine-hole executive Carroll Park Golf Course, one of the five operated by the Baltimore Municipal Golf Corporation, a non-profit. East of here along Washington Boulevard and beyond the Montgomery Park Business Center is Carroll Park. Water quality data is collected here to monitor water flows and health and determine its affect on the Chesapeake Bay.
Study the Map.
Before you start or resume your journey, study the kiosk map and determine your destination along the 15-mile Gwynns Falls Trail. From Carroll Park, the trail heads east along several streets, 2.8 miles to the Inner Harbor (Trailhead 7) and 4.3 miles to Middle Branch Park (Trail Heads 8, 9).
To the north, before Gwynns Falls Park at Frederick Avenue (Trailhead 5), the trail passes sites related to the cityís commercial history: Gwynns Run and Gwynns Falls; the Carrollton Viaduct, a 300-foot span built over the Gwynns Falls in 1829 by the B&O Railroad Company; and early-1900s stockyards. Look also for birds commonly found in grassy meadows, water catchments, and stream valley woodlands.
Restroom facilities are available at the golf club house nearby.
[Right upper.] The Mount Clare mansion and Carroll Park were part of the estate of Charles Carroll, Barrister, in the late 1700s. The house is the oldest colonial building surviving in Baltimore and is open to the public as a colonial house museum.
[Left middle.] The William Mason locomotive stands in front of the Mount Clare Station and Roundhouse, now part of the B&O Railroad Museum.
[Right lower.] This coal-burning “camel-back” locomotive is one of 300 Ross Winans designed and built between 1848-1859 for the B&O Railroad Company to pull heavy, slow-moving freight trains on mountainous terrain.
Erected by the Gwynns Falls Trail Council / A Project of the Parks & People Foundation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 16.302′ N, 76° 38.886′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Gwynns Falls Trail (Trailhead 6) west of Washington Blvd., on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Restoring Water Quality (within shouting Of Fords, Felles, and Falls (approx. ľ mile away); Carroll Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carrollton Viaduct (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Clare (approx. 0.6 miles away); Camp Carroll (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Clare (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Mt. Clare (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Gwynns Falls Trail. (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. The Historical Geography of Racial and Ethnic Access within Baltimore's Carroll Park: 1870-1954. - thesis by James Edward Wells, II. (Submitted on April 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 4, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.