The Frederick Square CornerThe Square Corner, at the intersection of Patrick and Market Streets, has long been the commercial and financial heart of Frederick. It is here that the National Road meets several important north-south roads that lead to Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The Square Corner has witnessed both dramatic and ordinary events for over two hundred and fifty years. British, Hessian, and Tory prisoners marched through town during the Revolutionary War, while Union and Confederate armies marched through as they headed to fateful collisions at Sharpsburg and Gettysburg during the Civil War. Conestoga freight wagons and "Concord" stagecoaches rolled west on the National Road, while in recent times, presidential motorcades passed through on their way to the nearby retreat in the Catoctin Mountains.
|Series||This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series|
|Placed By||America's ByWays|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:06pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 292460 N 4365498|
|Decimal Degrees||39.41405000, -77.41073333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 24.843', W 77° 24.644'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 24' 50.58" N, 77° 24' 38.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 410, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10 E Patrick St, Frederick MD 21701, US|
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