A Transportation Revolution started hereMaryland toll roads helped revolutionize American travel. The Baltimore and Frederick-Town Turnpike began with a tollgate, placed near this corner in 1807. Fora few cents, you could head west on a "smooth" road that was the ancestor of today's turnpikes. Private investors spent ten thousand dollars a mile to build crushed stone all-weather thoroughfares all the wayto Cumberland. This road system became Baltimore's link to the federal National Road and the American interior.
|Series||This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series|
|Placed By||America's Byways|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 360191 N 4350139|
|Decimal Degrees||39.28935000, -76.62115000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 17.361', W 76° 37.269'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 17' 21.66" N, 76° 37' 16.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 443, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 400-416 W Baltimore St, Baltimore MD 21201, US|
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