A New Town for a New RoadAs Fredericktown was born in 1745, German farmers were already hauling their grain to the port of Baltimore. By the 1780s, new communities were springing up alongbusy wagon routes. Two speculators, Nicholas Hall and William Plummer, competed to sell lots along a strip of road just a one-day wagon trip east of Frederick.When Mr. Hall sold the first nineteen lots on June 1, 1793, the town of New Market was born.
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|Series||This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series|
|Placed By||America's Byways|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:55am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 304447 N 4361724|
|Decimal Degrees||39.38286667, -77.27050000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 22.972', W 77° 16.23'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 22' 58.32" N, 77° 16' 13.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-20 MD-144, New Market MD 21774, US|
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