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Hagerstown: An Illustrated Description,

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all important centres. The Cumberland Valley road connects it with the great Pennsylvania system and the Baltimore and Ohio gains access to it by its Washington County Branch. To New York and Philadelphia there are no less than three distinct routes; namely, via Harrisburg over the C. V. and P. R. R., via Baltimore over the B. & O., and over the West. Md. and P., W. & B. R. R's. The time to New York is nine hours, to Philadelphia six hours and to Baltimore over the West. Md. Road, three hours. There are numerous trains on each of the roads. The East Tennessee, Va. and Georgia Air Line, via the Shenandoah Valley, gives direct communication to all points in the South and Southwest, while to the West there is a choice of routes via the B. & O., P. R. R. and Chesapeake & Ohio. The railroads radiate from Hagerstown like the spokes of a wheel, in six different directions. Over all these roads the passenger and freight tariff is very favorable.

About fifty passenger trains arrive or depart from Hagerstown every day. The Baltimore daily papers are received before breakfast each day, and those from Philadelphia about 10 o' clock, and New York papers between 2 and 3. The Western Union and B. & O. Telegraph Cos. both have offices in the town, and there is a well organized and flourishing local Telephone Exchange. There is telephone connection with both Baltimore and Washington and all the neighboring towns. In addition to the railroads, nine splendid turnpikes enter the town, which traverse the county in every direction and in addition lead to important points in other counties and States. These turnpike roads are macadamized with


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T. J. C. Williams

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Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
22 x 14 cms

Hagerstown, Md., The Mail publishing company

Hagerstown (Md.)--Description and travel; Hagerstown (Md.)--History--19th century

Washington County (Md.), 1887

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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