Frederick (HM17W)

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° 24.547'

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A Town becomes a City

Frederick Town was founded in 1745 when Daniel Dulany the Elder carved out an eastern portion of his 7,000 acre parcel patented as "Tasker's Chance." The town was then laid out in an orderly grid with Patrick Street designated as the east-west thoroughfare and Market Street running north-south. Most agree that the first house in town was built at the northeast corner of Patrick Street and Maxwell Alley by schoolteacher John Thomas Schley in 1746. National Road mile stone 45 now stands in front of the Schley house site.

Frederick Town prospered from the start. It became the seat of government when Frederick County was established in 1748. By 1800 it had 2,600 residents in 450 houses. Soon after, the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike, the first leg of the new National Road, arrived. During the next few decades, millions of travelers passed through Frederick which, by 1817, dropped the "Town" as it became a more respectable city.
HM NumberHM17W
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
Placed ByAmerica's ByWays
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 292599 N 4365495
Decimal Degrees39.41405000, -77.40911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.843', W 77° 24.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 50.58" N, 77° 24' 32.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 410, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98 MD-144, Frederick MD 21701, US
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