Brunswick (HM160T)

Location: Brunswick, MD 21716 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.666', W 77° 37.64'

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The area now known as Brunswick was prime for growth for over a century before the C&O Canal reached this location in 1834. Originally the site of a trading post and ferry, the water crossing here provided a route for settlers heading west into Virginia's interior. In 1787, this river crossing resulted in the creation of the Town of Berlin.

Berlin was primarily a canal town until 1888. The B&O Railroad then supplanted the water transportation system in importance with a seven mile freight yard. The newly named and incorporated Brunswick became a legitimate boomtown in the 1890s.

Today Brunswick is a "Main Street Maryland" community, boasting shops, eateries, a revitalized historic downtown center and an array of special events. The Brunswick Railroad Museum and C&O Canal National Historic Park Visitor Center interpret the town's rich transportation heritage.

HM NumberHM160T
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 5:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273478 N 4354592
Decimal Degrees39.31110000, -77.62733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.666', W 77° 37.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 39.96" N, 77° 37' 38.40" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 Hawthorn St, Brunswick MD 21716, US
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