Village of Mechanicsville

Village of Mechanicsville (HM2HU8)

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N 38° 26.413', W 76° 44.594'

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The Village of Mechanicsville is a small, unincorporated community established about 1850 and is known for its agriculture, many small businesses, churches, schools, community gathering places and historic homes.

In the early days of the Village, homes and businesses were conveniently located on both sides of the roadway now known as Old Village Road. Today, most historians believe the name "Mechanicsville" was derived from the central location of blacksmiths and other area craftsmen. The Village has evolved in modern times, but still retains its rural flavor and small town feel.

Rail History 1918

Local farmers banded together and purchased the railroad, then known as the Washington, Potomac & Chesapeake Railroad Company, in 1918 as it was being sold for scrap. The new line was incorporated as the Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout Railroad and local citizens served as the Board of Directors. Farm goods moved along the railway and passenger service continued until about 1928. By then roads had improved and automobiles were becoming more popular.
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HM NumberHM2HU8
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Placed ByThree Notch Trail
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Date Added Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 347862 N 4256098
Decimal Degrees38.44021667, -76.74323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.413', W 76° 44.594'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 24.78" N, 76° 44' 35.64" W
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