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Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Westminster

 
 
Westminster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
1. Westminster Marker
Inscription. County seat of Carroll County, founded 1764 first called Winchester for its founder William Winchester (1710-1790), who was born in Westminster, England (now a part of Greater London) Westminster Academy incorporated 1839 (later absorbed into the public school system) Western Maryland College chartered 1868.

Confederate forces under Major Harry Gilmor and General Bradley T. Johnson raided the town in 1864. Union forces to and from Gettysburg camped here.
 
Erected by Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 34.406′ N, 76° 59.228′ W. Marker is in Westminster, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is on North Center Street south of North Court Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Carroll County Government Offices buildings. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 N Center St, Westminster MD 21157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Divided Loyalties (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aftermath of Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac
Westminster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
2. Westminster Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Opera House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corbit's Charge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Complete County Rural Free Delivery Service (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westminster.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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