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

During the Civil War

 
 
During the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 26, 2014
1. During the Civil War Marker
Inscription. During the Civil War, Union troops stationed here guarded the viaduct against destruction by southern forces. The viaduct stands today as originally built, 612 feet long, 28 feet wide, and curving in a graceful four degree arc across the Patapsco. Well into the second century yet bearing the weight of modern trains it has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.355′ N, 76° 42.67′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is on River Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is just east of the contact station at Patapsco Valley State Park, 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland. Marker is in this post office area: Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Rural Vacation Spot (within shouting distance of this marker); Masterpiece of the Early B&O Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Thomas Viaduct (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Relay House (about 600
During the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 26, 2014
2. During the Civil War Marker
in the distance, a CSX train crosses the Viaduct headed toward Baltimore.
feet away); Elk Ridge Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II (approx. 0.4 miles away); Great War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Relay (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Thomas Viaduct image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 20, 2005
3. Thomas Viaduct
Viaduct at Relay image. Click for full size.
By J. G. Pangborn, 1883
4. Viaduct at Relay
From: J. G. Pangborn, Picturesque B. and O., 1883.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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