New Market

New Market (HM3BF)

Location: New Market, MD 21774 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 22.972', W 77° 16.23'

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A New Town for a New Road

As 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.

New Market was soon a major stop on a public road. After 1805, the "all weather" Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike became the first leg of the National Road.

During the next three decades, over three million travelers used the road. They paid 25 cents for lodging and 5 cents for a whiskey at eight New Market hotels and taverns. Today, this historic village still welcomes travelers to antique shops, restaurants and a small general store, where you can still pick up provisions.
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HM NumberHM3BF
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 Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:55am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 304447 N 4361724
Decimal Degrees39.38286667, -77.27050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 22.972', W 77° 16.23'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 22' 58.32" N, 77° 16' 13.80" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-20 MD-144, New Market MD 21774, US
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