A Town DividedBy the 1850s, a prosperous community was located here around the Ellicott family gristmills and ironworks established in the 1770s. When the Civil War began in 1861, the town's population exceeded 2,000. Although the mill workers and merchants of Howard County primarily supported the Union, there were those in town with Confederate sympathies. The Hayden family lived on the hill behind you. Horace and William served in the 1st Maryland Cavalry, CSA. Horace entered the Staunton Virginia Theological Seminary in 1864 and became an ordained minister in 1867. Their sister Kate lived in Ellicott's Mills throughout the war and saved newspaper clippings and images of southern heroes in her scrapbook as the war progressed.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:29pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 344631 N 4348146|
|Decimal Degrees||39.26875000, -76.80103333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.125', W 76° 48.062'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 7.50" N, 76° 48' 3.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 410, 443, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8390-8398 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City MD 21043, US|
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