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Myersville, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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National Road, Gettysburg, and Antietam markers
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George . . . — Map (db m5923) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — C&O Canal
The 184-mile C&O Canal, where mule-drawn barges once lumbered alongside the Potomac River, provides a serene waterway for paddling and a towpath for hiking, biking and horseback riding. — Map (db m116495) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Camp David
Nearby is Camp David, a presidential retreat since Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, where leaders meet and make crucial decisions that shape our nation and world. — Map (db m116494) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Explore Maryland as the Crucible of the Nation
Crisscrossed By Transportation Routes, Home To America's Earliest Industries, And Meeting Place For National Leaders, Maryland's Appalachian Region Has Been Pivotal In The Growth Of The Country Throughout its history, the nation has . . . — Map (db m116529) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Explore Maryland at the Crossroads of Conflict
When The Civil War Broke Out In 1861 And Divided The Nation, Maryland Was On The Conflict's Pivotal Border Between North And South, And Braced Itself For War. Battles fought on Maryland's soil were critical to the defense of the . . . — Map (db m116531) HM WM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Explore Maryland In Search of Adventure
Maryland's Appalachian Region Offers Visitors Natural Splendor And Outdoor Adventure, Plus Countless Opportunities To Explore The Region's Rich Heritage—all Just A Few Miles Off Interstate 70. Maryland Byways, like the Historic . . . — Map (db m116525) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Farming in the Valley
Many of the early settlers of Myersville were farmers of German and English descent who saw the area as a place to establish themselves and continue the farming traditions they brought with them. From this fertile wilderness they carved out . . . — Map (db m108049) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Gettysburg CampaignInvasion & Retreat
After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north through . . . — Map (db m5922) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Religious Traditions
Early settlers of Myersville brought with them more than their families and belongings. They also brought their religious traditions. The first church in the Myersville area was the Jerusalem Church north of town. Formed in the 1700s it . . . — Map (db m107990) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — The Battle of Antietam
The Battle of Antietam, fought fourteen miles from here on September 17, 1862, was a pivotal Union victory, encouraging President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. — Map (db m116493) HM WM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — The First Churches of Western Maryland
The First Churches of Western Maryland Were built on or near this site Dutch Congregation 1711-1786 Lutheran and Reformed 1786-1806 United Brethern 1806-1852 Erected in memory of those who established Churches of Christ . . . — Map (db m106787) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — The H & F Trolley
On an autumn day in 1898, an electric railway car rolled into Myersville changing the way of life here and connecting the town with Middletown, Frederick and eventually Hagerstown. The Myersville and Catoctin Railway was built and paid for by . . . — Map (db m107931) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — The Historic National Road"The Road that Built the Nation"
parallels Interstate 70, connecting western settlements across the Appalachian Mountains with eastern ports since 1806. — Map (db m116490) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — The National RoadThe Road that Built the Nation
“. . . so many happy people, restless in the midst of abundance.” —Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840. Americans are an adventurous people. From past to present, they have used feet, horses, wagons, stagecoaches, canals, . . . — Map (db m5921) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Trolley StationHagerstown & Frederick Railway
This Building Served As The Last H & F Trolley Station To Serve This Community H & F Trolley Service To Myersville Extended From 1898 To 1945. — Map (db m107611) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Underground Railroad
Freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad crossed the Potomac River and traveled north through these mountains to reach freedom's border—the Mason and Dixon Line. — Map (db m116491) HM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Washington County
Washington County features 24 graceful stone-arch bridges. Burnside Bridge was a major site of Civil War action. — Map (db m116492) HM WM
Maryland (Frederick County), Myersville — Ye Olde Ostertag-Easterday Homestead
This house, built in the 'mid 1700's, is a typical pioneer log homestead house built in this area by early German settlers. the location of such early homes was very important as it helped to provide the many necessities for their existence. For . . . — Map (db m106810) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Myersville — 1862 Antietam CampaignLee Invades Maryland
Fresh from victory at the Second Battle of Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 4-6, 1862, to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. . . . — Map (db m674) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Myersville — Gettysburg CampaignInvasion & Retreat
After stunning victories at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, Virginia, early in May 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee carried the war through Maryland, across the Mason and Dixon Line and into Pennsylvania. His infantry marched north through . . . — Map (db m670) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Myersville — The Bill Pate Portal
One half mile to the west of this plaque, the gap in South Mountain, the Appalachian Trail footbridge, and I-70 symbolically form the Bill Pate Portal to the Appalachian region—a region where a people and their governments joined in a national . . . — Map (db m668) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Myersville — The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway"Father of the Interstate Highway System"
In August 1973, the U.S. Congress designated a cross-country stretch of Interstate as the “Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway,” in tribute to President Eisenhower’s early recognition of the need for a national network of highways to enhance . . . — Map (db m669) HM
Maryland (Washington County), Myersville — The National RoadThe Road that Built the Nation
“. . . so many happy people, restless in the midst of abundance.” —Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840. Americans are an adventurous people. From past to present, they have used feet, horses, wagons, stagecoaches, canals, . . . — Map (db m671) HM

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