Hagerstown (HM3WN)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.545', W 77° 43.187'

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Bringing Farm Products to Maryland's Great Valley

Following Jonathan Hager's arrival in 1739, German and Scots-Irish immigrants settled in Maryland's Great Valley, developing prosperous farms. By the mid 1790's,agriculture was booming and the region needed a way to get its products to market. Community leaders proposed construction of a good road from Hagerstown to Baltimore.

Almost thirty years later, a new "National Road" reached Hagerstown. The town expanded as a freight center and stagecoach destination. An endless stream of Conestoga Wagons carrying freight east and westlaunched the small community into a new era.

Turnpike Declaration
The 1797 Turnpike Declaration by leading citizens of Hagerstown is a ringing endorsement of the proposedNational Road. The Road would "produce advantages of the first magnitude?an institution which injures none but benefits all, not only deserves but demands the support of every citizen who wishes for the prosperity of this Country."
HM NumberHM3WN
Series This marker is part of the The Historic National Road series
Placed ByAmerica's Byways
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266617 N 4391605
Decimal Degrees39.64241667, -77.71978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.545', W 77° 43.187'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 32.70" N, 77° 43' 11.22" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 N Potomac St, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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