Catonsville

Catonsville (HM34Z)

Location: Catonsville, MD 21228 Baltimore County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.308', W 76° 44.012'

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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 the road system that connected to the National Road in Cumberland.

Typical of many pike towns, the Plan shows that the majority of properties and buildings are directly adjacent to the road, thus making the Turnpike the hub of economic and social activities. Many of the more affluent residents, who enjoyed Catonsville as a retreat from the summer heat of Baltimore, built their estates a short distance from the Turnpike to allow forlawns, gardens and lavish Victorian-style homes.

(Sidebar):
Remus Adams Blacksmith Shop
Remus Adams, a "free man of color," owned a blacksmith shop on the National Road before the Civil War. Today, his property has become the site of the Catonsville Elementary School.
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HM NumberHM34Z
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 Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 8:14am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 350461 N 4348371
Decimal Degrees39.27180000, -76.73353333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.308', W 76° 44.012'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 18.48" N, 76° 44' 0.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 443, 202, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 752 Frederick Rd, Catonsville MD 21228, US
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