Around 1750, the community of Eldersburg was founded by John Elder, who was given a land grant from the King of England for as much land as Elder could stake out in 24 hours. John Elder staked an 800-acre farm named Perseverance on a stagecoach . . . — — Map (db m134037) HM
This memorial honors all American veterans who, although separated by generations, shared a common, undeniable goal — — to valiantly protect our country's freedoms.
The memories of these American veterans will continue to live on . . . — — Map (db m133992) WM
An original one acre was deeded in 1827 by Allen and Susannah Baker. Civil War issues divided the congregation in 1856 and Pleasant Grove Church was founded. A log meeting house was replaced in 1867 by a stone structure built of local field stones . . . — — Map (db m36846) HM
Recognizing the sacrifices that Gold Star Mothers/Members make when their loved one dies in service to our nation
Honored and observed on the last Sunday in September
Some gave all — — Map (db m223996) WM
In memory and grateful appreciation of our heroes.
World War I
1917 - 1918
Abbott, Claude Austin
Abbott, Frank Roscoe
Adams, James Baird
Allender, Harry Carlton
Basler, William Alva
Baublitz, Leavin Austin
Belt, . . . — — Map (db m2988) WM
In memory and in honor of those who served
Armacost, Calvin W.
Ashe, Steven L.
Boerner, Gerald J.
Brown, John D.
Caple, Grady H.
Chisholm, Colin J.
Clas, Earl W. . . . — — Map (db m224014) WM
Christopher Vaughn laid out the town of Hampstead in 1786 on land called Spring Garden, located along the Indian path from Patapsco (Baltimore) to Letorts Spring (Carlisle) which had been marked by Christopher Gist and made a public road in 1738. — — Map (db m2987) HM
In memory and in honor of those who served
World War I
Boog, Harry F.
Feustle, Adolph J.
Hare, William M.
Kemp, Walter L.
Korman, William C.
Parlette, Henry L.B.
Seipp, John H.
World War . . . — — Map (db m224062) WM
In memory of and in honor of those who served
World War II
Bailey, Hubert P.
Bailey, Parke A.
Nash, Arthur C.
Austin, Charles D.
Myers, Russell W.
Potter, Arthur W. IV
Raver, Thomas A.
Reed, . . . — — Map (db m224065) WM
In memory of and in honor of all who served
World War I
Nash, Carroll C.
World War II
Rill, John D.
Rupp, George E.
Smith, Robert E.
Bellusci, Samuel R.
Nash, Charles L.
Cooper, Charles E. . . . — — Map (db m224066) WM
In memory of and in honor of those who served
World War I 1919
Armacost, Raymond F.
Barnes, George E.
Basler, Milton C.
Blocher, Ross J.
Chrest, Edward N.
Detter, Maurice Leroy
Engman, Hugo G.
Flemming, Robert . . . — — Map (db m224024) WM
Erected by the Patriotic Order Sons of America and the pupils of the public schools,
June 12, 1915.
Terra Rubra Farm, birthplace and early home of the author of the Star Spangled Banner who died in Baltimore January 11, 1843. — — Map (db m2998) HM
First and Second brigades First cavalry division marched from Taneytown to Westminster. The reserve brigade of First cavalry division from Emmitsburg to the field at Gettysburg and the second brigade second cavalry division from Manchester to . . . — — Map (db m223999) HM
Near here was located a place of worship described as the "Evangelical Lutheran and, according to God's word, reformed, and on both sides, protestant congregations called the German Churche." Continuous worship for 200 years on this site marks it as . . . — — Map (db m3490) HM
Headquarters Army of the Potomac moved from Middleburg to Taneytown. First Corps marched from Emmitsburg to Marsh Run. Third Corps from Taneytown to Bridgeport. Fifth Corps from Liberty via Johnsonville Union Bridge and Union to Union Mills. . . . — — Map (db m224000) HM
The Second Cavalry Division and the Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac, camped about Manchester June 30, 1863. Headquarters for Major General John Sedgwick was located on nearby Old Fort School House Road. On the night of July 1, the Corps left . . . — — Map (db m201550) HM
On June 29, 1863, Union Gen. George G. Meade ordered the Army of the Potomac to Pipe Creek to counter any move toward Washington or Baltimore by Gen. Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia and to engage the Confederates in battle. Meade was . . . — — Map (db m201551) HM
After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lees stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into . . . — — Map (db m201631) HM
Dedicated to the men and women of
who valiantly served their country in
World War I and World War II
World War I
1917 - 1918
World War II
1941 - 1945
World War I . . . — — Map (db m224068) WM
In memory of Charlotte Collett
Chairperson of the first appointed Tree Commission
And in recognition of the members of the Commission
Charlotte B. Collett - Chairman
Donna Baker Roxanne Fenske Sara Osborn Monroe . . . — — Map (db m224001) HM
Opened 1923 as Maryland's first tuberculosis sanatorium for African Americans. Treatment at the time sought to provide fresh air, good food, and sanitary living conditions; Henryton featured open porches, broad windows, and southern hillside . . . — — Map (db m80625) HM
In 1925, two years after the Maryland Tuberculosis Sanatorium opened in Henryton, a training school for nurses was established for black students in order to help manage the increasing patient population. The program was revised in 1945 to meet . . . — — Map (db m96080) HM
Headquarters Army of the Potomac moved from Frederick to Middleburg. First and Eleventh Corps marched from Frederick to Emmitsburg. Second Corps from Monocacy Junction via Liberty and Johnsville to Uniontown. Third Corps from near Woodsborough to . . . — — Map (db m29504) HM
On June 29, 1863, Union Gen. George G. Meade ordered the Army of the Potomac to Pipe Creek to counter any move toward Washington or Baltimore by Gen. Robert E Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and to engage it in battle. Meade was uncertain of Lee's . . . — — Map (db m29498) HM
This red bobsled, made of wood, was one of the many 'vehicles' used by children and adults in Mount Airy to ride down a snow-covered Main Street. The ride would begin up at Pine Grove Chapel. It would take you down South Main Street to Hood Street . . . — — Map (db m199364) HM
Let no vandalism or avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic. Gen. John A. Logan 1868. — — Map (db m106838) WM
This building was originally the home of the Mt. Airy Savings Bank, which was taken over by the Commercial Bank of Maryland from Frederick in 1916. Since then, it has been home of a number of other businesses and institutions including: . . . — — Map (db m199368) HM
This site was originally the location of the Byron S. Dorsey Farm Implements and Hardware Store and the Mt. Airy Savings Bank, shown above. Later the Bank moved and the space was occupied by the Hub, which sold clothing and other sundries. After . . . — — Map (db m199399) HM
The First National Bank began business March 10, 1904 in the building that had been used by Jones & Co., Bankers. In 1905 the First National Bank constructed a new facility on this site. It was there until a fire destroyed the building on March 25, . . . — — Map (db m98469) HM
We hope you will enjoy our small town and the friendly atmosphere our community offers. We pride ourselves on Mt. Airy's small-town charm, first-rate businesses, family-friendly neighborhoods with excellent sports and other activities, stable . . . — — Map (db m199371) HM
Mount Airy was first settled along what is now Ridgeville Boulevard. With the construction of the Old National Pike (Route 40) in the 1730s, Ridgeville became a rest stop and overnight lodging for travelers on the road. In 1831 the Baltimore and . . . — — Map (db m199372) HM
In 1839, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad extended its line through Mount Airy Cut, and a village soon developed here. During the Civil War, Co. K, 14th New Jersey Infantry, guarded the railroad and National Road at Mount Airy. Pine Grove Chapel, . . . — — Map (db m201590) HM
This was the site of the original American Store before it moved to another downtown location. It has been home to several food related establishments since then, most notably the Olde Town Restaurant. Other businesses that have been located here . . . — — Map (db m199405) HM
Here at Milestone 31, about 130 feet southeast of its original location, the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike created two towns as it moved west. Both Parrsville and Ridgeville are now a part of Mount Airy. Parrsville, to the east, was . . . — — Map (db m4933) HM
On this site was the People's Lumber & Supply Company Building. It was built in 1918 by Tom Watkins. People's Lumber & Supply Company offices were located on the first floor. Buck Hobb's barber shop was located on the top floor. The Waltz Funeral . . . — — Map (db m199395) HM
The Railway Express Agency was a national package delivery service created during World War I. It used the nation's railroads from 1918 to 1975 for the transportation and delivery of parcels, money and goods. The agency's red and green baggage carts . . . — — Map (db m199365) HM
From the late 1800s to the mid-1960s, Mount Airy was a busy farming community. The B&O Railroad carried commodities from Mount Airy to market, and carried needed manufactured goods into Mount Airy. A grain mill was always one of the centers of . . . — — Map (db m98472) HM
This building was constructed shortly after the fire of 1903 as the Simpson Hotel. John Simpson's Coach Maker and Livery Stable was located behind the hotel. The hotel has been home to many businesses including:
In Mount Airy, Maryland, there were three named hills. One was "School Hill," which went from the old school, now Mount Airy Elementary School, down Main Street to Prospect Road. Another was "Ridgeville Hill" that went from Main Street down . . . — — Map (db m199362) HM
The Condon Building was originally built in 1910 for John Condon's Confectionaries & Tea Room. Later it became Mrs. Henley's Tea Room.
The building was modernized in the late 1940s and became Browning's Grocery. Later it became the home of . . . — — Map (db m199416) HM
The Flat Iron Building, also called the Pryor Building was built by Mr. William E.T. Smith in March and April of 1903. The building was constructed to replace the frame building used as a harness shop, which was destroyed in the catastrophic . . . — — Map (db m199413) HM
This building was originally constructed in 1957 on land owned by the B&O Railroad. It was built by Ira Watkins as the Lynn Shop, which sold ladies and children's clothes. Since then, this building has been home to:
The building in which the Gun Shack is now located was built in 1912 as the Mount Airy Post Office (shown on the left). The 3rd Floor of this building was the second site of the Mount Airy Telephone Exchange. The building has been the home to . . . — — Map (db m199417) HM
This site was once the Mount Airy rail yard. Passenger trains stopped here to pick up and drop off passengers at the Mount Airy Station. Children from Watersville and other nearby communities would ride the train to attend school in Mount Airy. . . . — — Map (db m98471) HM
The Mount Airy Railroad Station was designed by the famed train and train station designer E. Francis Baldwin. It was built by the B&O Railroad, and served the railroad from 1875 until August 15, 1957. Afterwards, it provided space for a number . . . — — Map (db m98470) HM
On this site there once stood the Adam Ruland Bakery, and to the right of it a private residence known as the Linthicum House. Both are shown above. The great fire of 1903 reportedly started in the flue of the store to the south of the bakery and . . . — — Map (db m199397) HM
This was the 3rd site of the Mount Airy Telephone Exchange. Telephone exchanges were housed in private residences. Mount Airy's first operator was Bessie Davis, who worked out of this home that was once the hub of modern telephone communication in . . . — — Map (db m199383) HM
which broke from Stone Chapel circa 1830
becoming one of the founding churches of the
Methodist Protestant movement
In memory of
Rev. James F.W. Talley
July 6, 1940 - December 31, 2016
50 . . . — — Map (db m188473) HM
The Pioneer Preacher of American Methodism purchased from John England, Sr. this house and farm March 2, 1773. A part of England's Chance and Brother's Inheritance, on which he had lived for 13 years since his coming to American 1760. Here he . . . — — Map (db m81102) HM
Wife of Robert Strawbridge, mother, farmer, and witness for Jesus Christ.
Born in Terryhugan, Ireland. Active in Wesleyan movement immigrated with her husband, and settled on Sams Creek.
Died C. 1791, buried beside her husband in the . . . — — Map (db m188478) HM
In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early invaded . . . — — Map (db m201629) HM
In June 1863, as Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia marched north, Gen. J. E. B. Stuarts Confederate cavalry rode east of the main army. Soon, Federal cavalry hunted Stuart. Gen. David McM. Greggs division left Frederick about . . . — — Map (db m105244) HM
The first preacher of Methodism in America. He formed at his house (still standing, 1938) one-half mile east of here the first Class and the first Society of American Methodism. He built the first log meeting house (1764) for Methodists in America . . . — — Map (db m3561) HM
First preacher of Wesleyan Methodism in America
Robert and Elizabeth Piper Strawbridge immigrated from Ireland to this area about 1760. His preaching soon led many to Christ. Her witness won the first convert, John Evans.
Robert . . . — — Map (db m188476) HM
Here Robert Strawbridge formed the first Methodist class in America about 1763. Nearby he built the first log meeting house. Although without official sanction American Methodists first received Baptism and Holy Communion by his hand. Named national . . . — — Map (db m3021) HM
Built in 1764 by Robert Strawbridge, the first Methodist place of worship erected in America. Successors are Stone Chapel (1783) 3 miles northeast, and Bethel (1821) 1 mile south.
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This area was used for cooking meals in the summertime in order to reduce heat in the house as well as doing the laundry, canning food for the winter and storing canned and dry food. — — Map (db m188480) HM
Near here on Nicodemus Road stood the farmstead of Andrew Poulson. Robert Strawbridge, founder of Methodism in America, preached there under a massive oak tree and formed the second class of Methodism. He performed baptisms at a nearby stream. . . . — — Map (db m219997) HM
One of many handsome structures designed by B&O architect E. Francis Baldwin, the station was built in 1884 along the Old Main Line. The building contained a ticket and telegraph office, separate waiting rooms for men and women, and a freight room. . . . — — Map (db m133983) HM
Near here the Confederate cavalry of Major General J.E.B. Stuart entered Carroll County from Cooksville about daybreak June 29, 1863. After damaging the tracks and bridge of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Sykesville, they marched to Westminster . . . — — Map (db m133800) HM
Millard Cooper Park, Sykesville's first Town recreation facility, was founded in 1982 in memory of Millard Cooper for his unselfish devotion to the Town of Sykesville. "Coop" as he was known to his friends and co-workers, served the Town as . . . — — Map (db m133987) HM
In June 1863, as Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia marched north, Gen. J.E.B. Stuarts Confederate cavalry rode east of the main army. Soon, Federal cavalry hunted Stuart. Before dawn on June 29, several former area residents . . . — — Map (db m13883) HM
Iron gates once marked the entrance to Springfield State Hospital, about one-half mile in front of you. The hospital, which opened in 1896, was one of the largest mental health facilities on the East Coast. For decades, medical staff, hospital . . . — — Map (db m133988) HM
Dedicated to the pupils and teachers who learned within these four walls. 1904 - 1939 Restoration dedicated on September 15, 2006 With appreciation to the organizations and individuals whose generous donations of time, expertise and revenues led . . . — — Map (db m50194) HM
This stone gate was part of the original entrance to
The Strawbridge Home for Boys
Old Sykesville Road, MD Route 32
The Strawbridge Home was dedicated to the protection, training and development of young . . . — — Map (db m133832) HM
Sykesville architect J. Harvey Fowble built this home in 1883 for Irish immigrant John McDonald and his wife Kate. A successful businessman, McDonald owned a dry goods store on Main Street. A succession of prominent families resided here until 1968, . . . — — Map (db m133984) HM
Dedicated to the heroic memories of all who gave their lives for their community state and nation
We herewith offer this silent and everlasting tribute to them for their supreme sacrifice, made so that we, the living, might enjoy the . . . — — Map (db m133986) WM