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Mechanicsville, Maryland Historical Markers

 
"Three Notch Road" Marker image, Touch for more information
By Allen C. Browne, January 9, 2015
"Three Notch Road" Marker
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Mechanicsville — "Three Notch Road"
A law of 1704 provides that "three notches of equal distance" marked on the trees indicated" a road leading to a ferry. "Two notches with another notch a distance above the other two" a road to a court house. "a slip cut down . . . — Map (db m8931) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Mechanicsville — Amish Community — Three Notch Trail
The Amish community in St. Mary’s is the largest of three Amish settlements in Maryland. The community is located primarily along MD Routes 6 and 236 in New Market, Charlotte Hall and neighboring Charles County. The Amish moved to the area in 1940 . . . — Map (db m135330) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Mechanicsville — Extending the Rail — Three Notch Trail
The federal government purchased the Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout Railroad, then known as the Farmers' Railroad, in 1942. During WWII, the Navy extended the railroad from Forest Hall to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station to transport . . . — Map (db m135332) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Mechanicsville — Forest Hall — Three Notch Trail
The Forest Hall store served as a sidetrack for passenger pick up and train turn around before the U.S. Navy began management of the railroad in 1942 and extended the line to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The background picture is from the . . . — Map (db m135333) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Mechanicsville — Three Notch Road — Three Notch Trail
Three Notch Road has served as the main highway between northern St. Mary's and Point Lookout since the days of Native Americans and later the English colonists. The name is likely attributed to a 1704 law that stipulated "three notches of equal . . . — Map (db m135335) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Mechanicsville — Three Notch Trail — John V. Baggett Park
In 2003 the Commissioners of St. Mary's County authorized beginning a rails-to-trails project in St. Mary's County. The Three Notch Trail is a 10' wide multi-use trail constructed on the former railroad right-of-way, which runs south from . . . — Map (db m135336) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Mechanicsville — Tobacco Barns — Three Notch Trail
In 17th-century Maryland up until the late 1990's tobacco was the agricultural mainstay in Southern Maryland. Tobacco barns were a critical part of this farming effort, designed to air-cure tobacco plants inside, with abundant ventilation doors on . . . — Map (db m135334) HM
Maryland (St. Mary's County), Mechanicsville — Village of Mechanicsville — Three Notch Trail
The Village of Mechanicsville is a small, unincorporated community established about 1850 and is known for its agriculture, many small businesses, churches, schools, community gathering places and historic homes. In the early days of the . . . — Map (db m135331) HM

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