Berlin (HM2B2)

Location: Brunswick, MD 21716 Frederick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 18.676', W 77° 37.791'

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First called Berlin, later Barry, and finally named Brunswick in 1890, the town's fortunes fluctuated with the times. The canal was built here in 1834 and a large gristmill, powered by canal water, was built on the canal across from the towpath. During the Civil War the town grew to 500 people but dwindled to 200 by 1890. In that year the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad built its switchyard center and repair shops here. The town continued to prosper until the railroad moved most of its operations elsewhere.
HM NumberHM2B2
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series
Placed ByChesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, NPS
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273261 N 4354617
Decimal Degrees39.31126667, -77.62985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.676', W 77° 37.791'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 40.56" N, 77° 37' 47.46" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300-1340 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Brunswick MD 21716, US
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