"From Drovers to Drivers"In the early 1800s, as settlers spread west from the Chesapeake Bay, the farming community of Poplar Springs grew up around the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike, part of the system of roads making up the National Road. An endless parade of drovers and teamsters were just a two-day ride from Baltimore, known at that time as the "Monument City." They were driving their geese, sheep, cattle, pigs and freight wagons east and west, to and from the busy port on "a smooth way."
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.
|Series||This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series|
|Placed By||America's Byways|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 318497 N 4357252|
|Decimal Degrees||39.34566667, -77.10626667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 20.74', W 77° 6.376'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 20' 44.40" N, 77° 6' 22.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 443, 410, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17004 Frederick Rd, Mt Airy MD 21771, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|