Whilbr Heading
Search | Use Google Search

Words or Phrase:

Search Method Help Image

Left Nav Image    Home   |   Links   |   Contact Us   |   Facebook   |   Digital Whilbr
Yellow Bar image
Description ImageWhilbr Description


Collection Dropdown Image
Allegany County
Category Divider
Garrett County
Category Divider
Washington County
Category Divider
Civil War in Maryland
Category Divider
Genealogy Resources
Category Divider
Photographs and Prints
Hagerstown: An Illustrated Description,

Shenandoah Valley Road Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Pen-Mar observatory, a mile from the hotel, and as far as natural scenery is concerned, there are few places in the Eastern States of America better worth seeing. There is spread at the feet of the spectator a magnificent panorama of valley and mountain scenery, extending into four States and dotted with the towns, villages and farm houses of a teeming population. A great part of this magnificent spectacle is presented to the passengers from the windows of the cars as they pass over the mountains. Higher up, on the extreme summit, there is a high tower, named Mt. Quirauk, approached by a fine road, from which the view is extended to the other side of the mountain, and from which can be seen Westminster, Emmittsburg, Hanover, Gettysburg and numerous other towns and villages, together with a great expanse of rich and picturesque country, from beyond the Potomac River on the South to beyond the Susquehanna on the North, and to Parr's Ridge on the East. On this ridge are located the Mt. Airey, Westminster and New Freedom Summits respectively, upon the Balto. & Ohio, Western Maryland and Northern Central Railways.

The Shenandoah Valley Railroad extends from Hagerstown, its northern terminus, to Roanoke, Virginia, a distance of 239 miles. There it connects with the Norfolk and Western Road and becomes the northern arm of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia System, connecting it at Hagerstown with Baltimore by the Western Maryland, and with Philadelphia and the East by the Cumberland Valley Road.

Over this road roll in constant stream the rich pro-


Page #:

T. J. C. Williams

public domain


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

Footer Image     Contact Webmaster  |  Copyright Information Top Line Image