Irvington

Irvington (HM2Q7)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21229
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.909', W 76° 41.218'

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The Last Stop before Baltimore

Before Irvington existed, eastbound travelers encountered the last hill on the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike. The turnpike was part of the system of roads that connected to the National Road in Cumberland in 1806.

During the 1800s, this landscape was dotted with taverns, summer estates, monasteries and cemeteries, all overlooking Baltimore. From that, Irving Ditty laid out this Victorian style suburb.

By the 1830s, Baltimoreans began building vast landscaped cemeteries in the country where busy city dwellers could find the "eloquent silence of God and nature." Nearby Loudon Park Cemetery, laid out in 1853 on 365 acres, now has over 200,000 burials including H.L. Mencken's grave. A national cemetery inside Loudon Park was established during the Civil War. It includes both Union and Confederate dead and four Medal of Honor winners among its 7,000 graves.
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HM NumberHM2Q7
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
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Placed ByAmerica's Byways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:06am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 354499 N 4349407
Decimal Degrees39.28181667, -76.68696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.909', W 76° 41.218'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 54.54" N, 76° 41' 13.08" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4300-4328 MD-144, Baltimore MD 21229, US
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