'Waterloo'In 1771 William Spurrier opened a tavern at the intersection of the main routes linking Baltimore, Washington and Annapolis, now US 1 and MD 175. As traffic increased, it served as the first horse changing station for stages southbound from Baltimore; by 1811 the stable offered boarding for 80 horses. After 1815 owner Rosalie Stiers Calvert of Riversdale, a Belgian native, renamed the tavern 'Waterloo' to celebrate Napoleon's defeat. In 1835 a fire and competition from the new railroad put an end to the tavern, but the local area is still known by its name.
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|Placed By||Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 6:33am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 346062 N 4337498|
|Decimal Degrees||39.17310000, -76.78203333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 10.386', W 76° 46.922'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 10' 23.16" N, 76° 46' 55.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 443, 301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7815-7833 U.S. 1, Elkridge MD 21075, US|
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