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Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, USA

"Frederick, a city, the capital of Frederick co., Md., is situated in a fertile valley, 61 miles by rail W. by N. of Baltimore, and about 44 miles N.N.W. of Washington, D.C. It is on the Frederick & Pennsylvania Line Railroad, and is connected with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad by a branch 3 miles long. It has wide, straight streets, which cross one another at right angles. The houses are mostly brick or stone. This city is lighted with gas, and has plenty of good water derived from a reservoir which is supplied by mountain-springs. . It contains a court-house, a fine city hall, 11 churches, the Frederick College, founded in 1797, a female seminary, an establishment of Jesuits, 4 national banks, 2 state banks, and an institution for the deaf and dumb, founded by the state. Two daily, and 3 weekly newspapers are published here. Frederick has 3 tanneries, 2 foundries, 3 steam manufactories of sash, several flouring mills, a palmetto-fibre factory, and manufactures of coaches, bricks, iron, &c. Pop. in 1890, 8193."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1765 - November 23 - People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax
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  • 1862 - September 6 - Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland
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  • 1864 - Hagerstown and Frederick held for ransom by Confederates
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  • 1900 - Frederick Town - The Garden Spot of Maryland by Sara Andrew Shafer
    Long after the lower counties and the eastern shore of Maryland had been turned from a wilderness into a rich and prosperous country, and after... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Frederick, a city, the capital of Frederick co., Md., is situated in a fertile valley, 61 miles W. of Baltimore, on the Pennsylvania and the... Read MORE...

  • News  1929 - ONE KILLED, FIVE HURT IN CRASH NEAR HEIGHTS. MARTINSBURG, W. VA., CAR HITS TELEPHONE POLE AND OVERTURNS.
    Apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, one man was killed and five others injured when a Chevrolet automobile in which they were riding... Read MORE...

  • 1936 - July 10 - 109°F (43°C) Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record)
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