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Catonsville, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By Christopher Busta-Peck, January 1, 2003
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Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — 6-Mile Marker on the National Road — 1787
This 6-miles-to-Baltimore marker was welcomed by thousands on horseback, in stagecoaches and wagons, who traveled this Frederick Turnpike. Some headed west to settle in the Ohio Valley, along with merchants selling their wares, while millers with . . . — Map (db m39347) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — A Civil Rights Milestone
On September 10, 1935, Black students Lucille Scott and Margaret Williams were denied admittance to Catonsville High School. NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall filed suit. Although they lost the case, Maryland's Court of Appeals . . . — Map (db m128246) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Address by President Lincoln — At the Dedication of The Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . — Map (db m134999) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Baltimore National Cemetery — National Register of Historic Places
This National Cemetery has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior 2016 — Map (db m134998) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Baltimore Regional Trail — A House Divided
During the Civil War, Baltimore and its environs exemplified the divided loyalties of Maryland’s residents. The city had commercial ties to the South as well as the North, and its secessionist sympathies erupted in violence on April 19, 1861, when . . . — Map (db m71334) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Banneker's Orchard
This orchard grows to remind us of the care and work Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) devoted to his land long ago. Cultivation of this orchard began in 2008 with a variety of fruit trees similar to what Banneker grew. He may have also collected wild . . . — Map (db m103478) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Benjamin Banneker — (1731–1806)
The self-educated Negro mathematician and astronomer was born, lived his entire life and died near here. He assisted in surveying the District of Columbia, 1791, and published the first Maryland Almanac, 1792. Thomas Jefferson recognized his . . . — Map (db m5407) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Bringing Trade to Baltimore
"Make easy the way for them and then see what an influx of articles will be poured upon us." - George Washington, 1786 You are standing on the original roadbed of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, North America's first common-carrier . . . — Map (db m8874) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Building America's First Railroad
"There was a man killed yesterday by a fall from the centre of the 1st arch [of the Thomas Viaduct]... What a sympathy there is between these rough men. It was affecting to see his fellow laborers dressed in their best, going in a body to escort . . . — Map (db m8872) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Castle Thunder
A gift from Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Castle Thunder, the home of Richard and Mary Carroll Caton, stood on this site from 1787 to 1906. The 7-mile Frederick Turnpike stone marker of 1804 was moved here from its original position 3/10 mile . . . — Map (db m4910) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Catonsville — A Turnpike Town
This 1877 “Plan of Catonsville” lays outs all the possibilities of an energetic and emerging suburb of Baltimore, only eight miles, or a one-day carriage ride, to the east. The centerpiece of the town is the Frederick Turnpike, part of . . . — Map (db m5500) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Catonsville — From Stagecoaches to Horseless Carriages
The reign of stagecoaches and Conestoga Wagons on the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike only lasted seventy years. Omnibuses, attached to teams of four horses, began rolling out from Baltimore to Catonsville in 1862. The Catonsville Short . . . — Map (db m5536) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Catonsville Nine
On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists raided the Selective Service office in Catonsville and burned several hundred draft files to protest the Vietnam War. In a highly-publicized trial, the “Nine”, who included priests Daniel and . . . — Map (db m136419) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Hilton
Hilton Circa 1825, 1917 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior [Additional plaques to the right of the doorway read:] Hilton . . . — Map (db m128247) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Oella — Conquering the “Nine Mile Hill"
The Ellicott brothers constructed what became the first leg of the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike to get their flour to market in Baltimore. By 1787, they cut a new road east through the forests to shorten the trip to the city. This route . . . — Map (db m128248) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Old Salem Church and Graveyard — National Register of Historic Places — United States Department of the Interior —
Salemsgemeinde, the German Evangelical Lutheran Salem Congregation, was founded September 30, 1849 by German immigrants, many from Bavaria. The congregation dedicated this Gothic Revival style church June 16, 1850. That year the congregation built a . . . — Map (db m115248) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Patapsco Superlative: — "The Premiere Flour"
"Any Monday morning one could hear the beginnings of the stir of activity as the heavy machinery in the mill started to move, gather speed and settle into a steady rythmic rumble which was maintained at the same rate day and night until five . . . — Map (db m8871) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — Rolling Road
A colonial road built for the purpose of rolling hogsheads of tobacco from the plantations to Elk Ridge Landing for shipment to England. — Map (db m2131) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — The Changing River Valley
Over the last 300 years, the now tranquil Patapsco Valley has seen dramatic changes. During the industrial revolution, resource-hungry industries stripped trees from the hillsides to make charcoal. Every household needed wood as its . . . — Map (db m8875) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — The Destructive Power of the Patapsco
"[Rainfall] nearly all night with a violent gale of wind. This morning the river begins to rise. The rain pours down furiously all day. The river in a freshet, rising all the time... At night the waters very high, threatening mischief to our . . . — Map (db m8870) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — The River Makes Electricity — Bloede Dame
The Patapsco Electric & Manufacturing Company, organized by Victor Gustav Bloede, harnessed the river's waterpower to generate electricity. Completed in 1907, the Bloede Dam furnished electricity for Ellicott City, Catonsville, Carroll, Halethorpe, . . . — Map (db m8873) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — The Stone Farmhouse
You are standing on land that long ago was part of an area folks called "Stout". In 1737, when Benjamin Banneker was six years old, his father, Robert, purchased 100 acres from Richard Gist for 7,000 pounds of tobacco and put young Benjamin's name . . . — Map (db m103477) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — The Streetcar Era in Catonsville — 1880-1963
For over 100 years, streetcars graced the streets of Baltimore and the heavily traveled #8 line to Catonsville was one of the most popular. This line swung north from Frederick Rd. and plunged into the woods for a brief run to its terminus at . . . — Map (db m5534) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — This Memorial is Dedicated to all the Men and Women of the Catonsville area
. . . — Map (db m8609) HM
Maryland (Baltimore County), Catonsville — World War II Marine Divisions Memorial
Dedicated to the U.S. Marine Divisions (FMF) World War II To all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country by the Maryland Chapter First Marine Division Association 1996 Flag Pole Erected by William Fosnaught, Jr. . . . — Map (db m135100) WM

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