Relay

Relay (HM5JG)

Location: Halethorpe, MD 21227 Baltimore County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 13.678', W 76° 42.403'

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Created in 1830 as a change point, or "relay," for horses hauling the first scheduled railroad cars in the U.S. The first rail link to nation's capital began here. Thomas Viaduct carries the track across Patapsco gorge; completed in 1835, it is the oldest multiple-arch railroad bridge in North America. In the Civil War, Union troops were stationed here to protect this critical junction.
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HM NumberHM5JG
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Placed ByMaryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:10am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 352683 N 4343462
Decimal Degrees39.22796667, -76.70671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 13.678', W 76° 42.403'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 13' 40.68" N, 76° 42' 24.18" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1614 S Rolling Rd, Halethorpe MD 21227, US
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