Catonsville (HM360)

Location: Catonsville, MD 21228 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.125', W 76° 44.846'

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From Stagecoaches to Horseless Carriages

The reign of stagecoaches and Conestoga Wagons on the Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike only lasted seventy years. Omnibuses, attached to teams of four horses, began rolling out from Baltimore to Catonsville in 1862.

The Catonsville Short Line Railroad was next. Starting in 1884, a steam engine pulled passenger and freight cars through the countryside to a depot on Frederick Road.

In the 1890s, trolley cars hooked up to electric lines strung everywhere throughout Baltimore. For the next seven decades, the flashing sparks and swaying cars were a regular part of urban life, linking suburbs like Catonsville to the entire Baltimore area.

Meanwhile, a romance with the horseless carriage swept through the country. Today, the automobile has made Catonsville a distinct modern suburb.
HM NumberHM360
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
Placed ByAmerica's Byways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 349256 N 4348055
Decimal Degrees39.26875000, -76.74743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.125', W 76° 44.846'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 7.50" N, 76° 44' 50.76" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 202, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12 Smithwood Ave, Catonsville MD 21228, US
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