Ellicott City Station, 1831

Ellicott City Station, 1831 (HM24DH)

Location: Ellicott City, MD 21043 Howard County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.03', W 76° 47.696'

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The B&O Railroad Museum

The Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad's Ellicott City complex was the heart and soul of a bustling industrial and agricultural community once known as Ellicott's Mills. The railroad built several structures on or near the site, including Oliver Viaduct and horse stables (1830); a turntable (1863); and a freight house (1885).

The main building was the original terminus of the first 13 miles of commercial rail operated in the United States and it is the oldest surviving railroad station in America. It served as a freight and produce depot until passenger facilities were added in 1856-1857. The B&O ceased passenger service to Ellicott City in 1949 and freight service in 1972; however, modern freight trains still pass through Ellicott City. Today the complex operates as a museum interpreting the history of the depot and the lives of people who lived, worked and traveled through its historic walls.
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Date Added Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18H E 345154 N 5652039
Decimal Degrees39.26716667, -76.79493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.03', W 76° 47.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 1.8000" N, 76° 47' 41.7600" W
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Area Code(s)202, 410, 443, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City MD 21043, US
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