A Crossroads of American History

A Crossroads of American History (HM16A)

Location: Frederick, MD 21701 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 24.843', W 77° 24.644'

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The Frederick Square Corner

The 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.
HM NumberHM16A
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
Placed ByAmerica's ByWays
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292460 N 4365498
Decimal Degrees39.41405000, -77.41073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.843', W 77° 24.644'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 50.58" N, 77° 24' 38.64" W
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Area Code(s)301, 410, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 E Patrick St, Frederick MD 21701, US
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