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

Franklintown's Historic Roots

 
 
Franklintown's Historic Roots Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
1. Franklintown's Historic Roots Marker
Inscription. The Gwynns Falls Trail begins near Franklintown at the abrupt end of Interstate 70 and passes by two of the community's landmarks, a mill and an inn. The gristmill operated on Dead Run from 1761 to 1934. Franklintown Inn accommodated patrons of a racetrack established by William H. Freeman, an 1800s entrepreneur who also was involved in building Franklin Turnpike and planning a Victorian cottage suburb called Franklin Towne. Though it became a part of Baltimore City in 1918, Franklintown never lost its rural roots and sense of place. Residents helped stop the East-West Expressway (1-70) from running through their community and Leakin Park in the 1960s-70s.

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Franklintown gristmill - now a private home - in 1934.

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The milldam on Dead Run (below), a tributary of the Gwynns Falls, in 1901.
 
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Gwynns Falls Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.215′ N, 76° 42.752′ W. Marker is in Gwynn Oak, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Security Boulevard (Maryland Route 122) and Old Ingleside Avenue, on the right
Franklintown's Historic Roots Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
2. Franklintown's Historic Roots Marker
when traveling north on Security Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at the southeast corner of the intersection. Parking is available at a couple businesses on Old Ingleside Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Gwynn Oak MD 21207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gwynns Falls Trail (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Gwynns Falls Trail (approx. mile away); Caretaker House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chapel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Leakin Park at the Crimea Estate (approx. 0.7 miles away); Norman Van Allan Reeves (approx. mile away); Crimea (approx. mile away); Crimea Mansion (approx. mile away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Image of the marker. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
2. Gwynns Falls Trail Council. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Gwynns Falls tributary image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 18, 2008
3. Gwynns Falls tributary
As seen from the bridge just to the east of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,448 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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