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Darlington in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Berkley Crossroads

 
 
Berkley Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
1. Berkley Crossroads Marker
Inscription. A hamlet settled in the late eighteenth century by free blacks and whites. The Hosanna School built in 1867, was Harford County's first public school for African Americans. Travelers, local farms, and industries such as milling, mining, quarrying, and canning were served by the Conowingo Toll Bridge (1818), The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (1839), and the Berkley Road. Part of the principal route between Baltimore and Philadelphia until the opening of the Conowingo Dam and relocation of US 1 in 1928
 
Erected by Maryland Historic Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal marker series.
 
Location. 39° 39.677′ N, 76° 12.545′ W. Marker is in Darlington, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is at the intersection of Castleton Road and Berkley Road on Castleton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington MD 21034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lafayette at Colonel Rigbie’s House (approx. ¼ mile away); Conowingo (approx. 1.6 miles away); Keziah's Diary (approx. 2 miles away);
Hosanna School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
2. Hosanna School
A Susquehannock Indian Fort (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bald Friar Ford & Ferry (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Proprietors of the Susquehanna Canal (approx. 3.2 miles away); Joesting - Gorsuch House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darlington.
 
Categories. African AmericansBridges & ViaductsEntertainmentSettlements & Settlers
 
Berkley Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
3. Berkley Crossroads Marker
Berkley Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
4. Berkley Crossroads Marker
Hosanna AME Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
5. Hosanna AME Church
Hosanna AME Church AD 1880 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 8, 2014
6. Hosanna AME Church AD 1880
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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