Historical Markers in
Carroll County, Maryland

1930s Farm F12 Tractor 1st Lieutenant John E. Buffington A Final Tribute Adam Good Tavern Aftermath of Battle American Legion Square Army of the Potomac (July 1, 1863 - Taneytown) Army of the Potomac (July 3, 1863) Army of the Potomac (June 29 1863 - Middleburg) Army of the Potomac (June 29 1863 - Uniontown) Army of the Potomac (June 29, 1863) Army of the Potomac (June 30, 1863 - Taneytown) Baldwin's Station Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station Bantam Chickens Basket Sleigh Bell from Brick Church Birthplace of American Methodism Birthplace of Francis Scott Key Birthplace of William Henry Rinehart Blue Ridge College Bell Bridgeport Buck Miller Hayloft Carroll County Almshouse and Farm Carroll County Korean War Casualties Carroll County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Carroll Hall / President's House / Levine Hall / Baker Chapel / Alumni Hall / Ward Memorial Arch Chickens Clod-Crushers / Harrows / Plows Corbit's Charge Corbit’s Charge Cultivating Defiance at Union Mills Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial Divided Loyalties Edwin E. Magin Elizabeth Piper Strawbridge Elmer A. Wolfe High School Engagement at Westminster Everyone is Welcome Everything from Bags of Flour to the President's Shoes Extra! Extra! Farm Equipment First Lutheran Parsonage Francis Scott Key Gen. Bradley L. Johnson's Raid Gen. Bradley T. Johnson's Raid German Church Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Gettysburg Campaign Hampstead District Headquarters Second Corps Army of the Potomac Henryton Center Henryton School of Practical Nursing Historic Uniontown History Is Also Now History of the Freedom Community Hood’s Mill In Colonial America In Honor of the Day Family In Memory of All American Veterans In Memory of All American Veterans John Evans House, 1764 Just Government League Katahdin Sheep Korean Landon C. Burns Manchester Manchester Manchester Mayor Joseph L. Mathias Meade’s Headquarters Memorial Gateway Methodist Historical Marker Middleburg Millard Cooper Miller-Warner Farm Molleville Farm Post No. 467, V.F.W. Mount Airy Mulberry Neal Home New Windsor New Windsor Painting the Town Red Parrsville & Ridgeville Planting / Fertilizing Potters Field Processing Pvt. Jerome L. Day Pygmy Goats R.D. Bowman Stable Robert Strawbridge Robert Strawbridge Robert Strawbridge House Safety Follows Wisdom Sandy Mount United Methodist Church Spring Garden Springfield Presbyterian Church St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Strawbridge Log Meeting House Site Strawbridge Shrine Strawbridge Shrine Summer Kitchen Sykesville Taneytown Taneytown Memorial Park The Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail The First Complete County Rural Free Delivery Service The First Reaping Machine The Gate House The Heart of Our Town The Historic Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse The John Hyder House and Post Office The Loom House The Opera House The Rosser Raid The Smokehouse The Strawbridge Home for Boys The Strawbridge Shrine The Town House The Trumbo-Chrest House Turkeys Union Bridge - Reynolds’ Last Journey Union Mills Union Mills Uniontown Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Vietnam Vietnam Votes for Women Weaver - Fox House Wesley Chapel Western Maryland Railway Honor Roll Westminster Westminster Depot Westminster MD Town Survey Westminster MD War Memorial World War I and World War II Memorial World War I and World War II Memorial World War I Memorial World War II Memorial World War II Veterans Memorial World Wars I & II Memorial World's First Reaping Machine Wormseed Oil Distillation Wormseed Oil Growing & Harvesting Wormseed Oil History Zile's Ice Cream "9 11 A Day To Remember" "Plant a Tree" "Steps of the Sisters" “Pipe Creek Meeting” “Terra Rubra”
The Battle of Antietam was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War: The Battle of Antietam, which took place on September 17, 1862, was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. More than 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing after 12 hours of fighting. The battle is considered a turning point in the war, as it gave President Lincoln the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
Carroll County, Maryland, has a rich and diverse history that spans over two centuries. Named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the longest surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, the county was established in 1837. However, European settlers began arriving in the area as early as the 1700s, attracted by its fertile soil and abundance of water resources.

During its early years, Carroll County was primarily an agricultural community, with farmers cultivating crops such as wheat, corn, and tobacco. The construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the mid-1800s brought increased commerce and trade to the region, leading to the growth of small towns and villages. The county's economy flourished with the rise of industry, including textiles, canneries, and manufacturing.

Carroll County played a significant role during the Civil War, as it was a border region divided between the Union and Confederate sympathizers. The Battle of Westminster took place in the county in June 1863, with Union forces successfully defending the area against Confederate troops. The war left a lasting impact on the community, with many residents joining the military and numerous historic landmarks and monuments commemorating this turbulent time.

In the 20th century, Carroll County experienced further development and modernization. The expansion of the road network, including the construction of highways such as Route 140 and Interstate 70, improved transportation and connected the county to neighboring regions. As the population grew, new schools, hospitals, and recreational facilities were established to cater to the needs of the residents. Today, Carroll County continues to thrive as a vibrant community with a mix of rural charm and suburban amenities, attracting residents and visitors with its natural beauty, historical sites, and close-knit communities.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Carroll County, Maryland.

  • 1837- Carroll County was created by the Maryland General Assembly
  • 1863- The Battle of Gettysburg took place nearby and had a significant impact on Carroll County
  • 1871- The Western Maryland Railroad reached Carroll County, improving transportation and promoting economic growth
  • 1919- The Carroll County Historical Society was established to preserve and promote the county's history
  • 1940- The 4-H and FFA Fair began in Carroll County, providing youth with opportunities to showcase their agricultural accomplishments
  • 1977- Carroll County Historical Society opened the Carroll County Farm Museum, which showcases the county's agricultural heritage
  • 1993- The Carroll County Public Library System was established, serving the educational and recreational needs of the community
  • 2001- Carroll County experienced rapid population growth and development, leading to increased urbanization
  • 2019- Carroll County celebrated its 180th anniversary since its creation