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Buckeystown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Carrollton”

 
 
"Carrollton" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
1. "Carrollton" Marker
Inscription. Patented for 10,000 acres to Charles and Daniel Carroll, Mary and Ellinor Carroll 1st April 1724. It was from this tract that Charles Carroll assumed the title “Charles Carroll of Carrollton” when signing the Declaration of Independence.
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 19.847′ N, 77° 25.962′ W. Marker was in Buckeystown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker was on Buckeystown Pike (Maryland Route 85), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 3529 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown MD 21717, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Site of Buckeystown Methodist Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buckeystown (about 700 feet away); Buckeystown Park (approx. one mile away); Gordonís Decisive Attack (was approx. 2.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Battle That Saved Washington
“Carrollton” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2012
2. “Carrollton” Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away); History of the Monocacy River Valley (approx. 2.6 miles away); Clustered Spires of Frederick (approx. 2.6 miles away); Worthington House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckeystown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Charles Carroll. (Submitted on July 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Charles Carroll House. In Annapolis, MD. Charles Carroll was a native of that city. Carrollton was one of many land holdings that prompted many contemporaries to call him the richest man in America. (Submitted on July 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPatriots & Patriotism
 
“Carrollton” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 23, 2012
3. “Carrollton” Marker
GPS Coordinates N39.3303 W77.4672
Charles Carroll of Carrollton image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
4. Charles Carroll of Carrollton
This c. 1847 portrait of Charles Carroll of Carrollton by Michael Laty (after Robert Field) hangs in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

“Charles Carroll of Carrollton was born in Annapolis to Charles Carroll of Annapolis (1702-1782) and his wife, Elizabeth Brooke (1709-1761). After studying civil law at the College of St. Louis Le Grand, Rheims, France, and common law at The Temple, London, he returned to Maryland in 1765. One of the earliest advocates for independence, the wealthy and influential Carroll served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and the Confederation Congress. He was the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence and the last surviving signer, dying at 95 years of age...” — Maryland Historical Society
“Carrollton” Marker Temporarily Missing image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 8, 2015
5. “Carrollton” Marker Temporarily Missing
This Historic Marker was removed by the Maryland State Highway Admin. under authority of the Maryland Historical Trust
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This Marker to be refurbished and reinstalled.
"Carrollton" Marker aside Buckeystown Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
6. "Carrollton" Marker aside Buckeystown Pike
The stone house is one of many structures listed in the Buckeystown Historic District.
A Farm House in “Carrollton” image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 7, 2007
7. A Farm House in “Carrollton”
Spanning the valley between Sugarloaf Mountain (in the background) on the east and the Catoctin Mountains on the west, Carrollton is still largely rural farmland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,749 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on July 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4. submitted on September 7, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on November 11, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on July 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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