The Railroad... Past and Present
—Brunswick —The railroad arrived in 1834, but its major impact on the town of Berlin (as it was then known) occurred fifty years later when the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad moved its major rail yard operation here from Martinsburg, WV. In 1890, the United States Postal Service encouraged a name change to Brunswick, in an effort to remedy shipping and passenger confusion with another Berlin located on Maryland's eastern shore.
|Series||This marker is part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series|
|Placed By||Maryland State Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program and the State of Maryland’s Community Legacy Program|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 273492 N 4354721|
|Decimal Degrees||39.31226667, -77.62721667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 18.736', W 77° 37.633'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 18' 44.16" N, 77° 37' 37.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Railroad Square, Brunswick MD 21716, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
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