The H & F Trolley

The H & F Trolley (HM21HN)

Location: Myersville, MD 21773 Frederick County
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N 39° 30.392', W 77° 33.987'

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On an autumn day in 1898, an electric railway car rolled into Myersville changing the way of life here and connecting the town with Middletown, Frederick and eventually Hagerstown.

The Myersville and Catoctin Railway was built and paid for by Myersville citizens eager to bring the railway to their small town of 150 people. The trolley made Myersville the hub of the surrounding farming area. Residents could travel to work in other towns and order goods from other parts of the country.

The trolley also was a source of recreation. and excursion, riding the round-trip circuit to Braddock Heights where people often stopped for
a picnic lunch then on to Frederick or Hagerstown, and back, to Myersville in the evening. The trolley ran until 1945 and the tracks were taken up in the spring of that year.
HM NumberHM21HN
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Date Added Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279345 N 4376134
Decimal Degrees39.50653333, -77.56645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.392', W 77° 33.987'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 23.52" N, 77° 33' 59.22" W
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Area Code(s)304, 301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 313 Main St, Myersville MD 21773, US
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