1897-1935Built by Otto Mears of Colorado in 1897. The train track linking Washington, D.C. to Chesapeake Beach crossed here. The original depot to the east is now the Railway Museum. Excursion steamboats also brought passengers to Chesapeake Beach from Baltimore. The popular seaside resort and the railroad each depended on the other until the railroad failed in the depression of the 1930's.
|Placed By||Board of County Commissioners, Calvert County Historical Society and Maryland Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 366434 N 4283473|
|Decimal Degrees||38.68980000, -76.53575000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 41.388', W 76° 32.145'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 41' 23.28" N, 76° 32' 8.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 18900 Mears Ave, Chesapeake Beach MD 20732, US|
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