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26. DICKERSON, MONTGOMERY COUNTY.—On Mr. Dickerson's farm directly
north of railroad depot, in the direction towards Sugarloaf Mountain, near a
clump of locust trees about 500 feet from depot. Station is 27 paces west
of locust trees and about 18 paces south of wooden fence.
7. EASTON, TALBOT COUNTY.—In the northeast corner of the garden on
the east side of Avon Hotel. This station was but a temporary one. Soil,
sand and loam. [Local attraction at this place due to iron standpipe; in 1897
the station was selected on the Fair Grounds.]
31. ELLICOTT CITY, HOWARD COUNTY.—In the grounds back of public
school up on the hill near the court house and west of old Patapsco Insti-
tute; 40 paces back of frame school building near oak tree and 7 paces north
of south wooden fence.
27. ELKTON, CECIL COUNTY.—In the south corner of grounds around new
high school building just nearing completion; about 49 paces from the
nearest edge of building, 13 paces from fence in the rear and 11 paces from
fence on the side.
42. FOREST GLEN, MONTGOMERY COUNTY.—On the grass plat under maple
tree east of road directly in front of Catholic cemetery.
38. FOREST HILL, HARFORD COUNTY.—In the large, open lot of E. Tucker
& Co., west of railroad depot; 200 paces from fence corner nearest the
depot and 46 paces east-northeast of cherry tree.
36. FOUNTAIN GREEN, HARFORD COUNTY.—In large open field on Mr. Grant's
place; about 200 feet west of store at corner of road and about 25 feet from
the middle of the road to Belair; about two miles east of Belair.
34. HARFORD FURNACE, HARFORD COUNTY.—About one-fifth of a mile from
the village along the road to Belair; on Mr. A. H. Strausbaugh's farm,
15 paces from the road and opposite " hay bag " on Mrs. Mary D. Walsh's
20. FREDERICK, FREDERICK COUNTY. First Station.—In the southeast part
of the grounds back of the State Deaf and Dumb Asylum. Marked by two
stakes, one 1 1/4x1 1/4x8 inches, and another four feet west 1/2x2x8 inches; the
former marks the station and was driven flush with the ground; the sta-
tion is 26 paces north of the south hedge fence and 34 paces from southeast
corner of hedge fence.
20A. —————. Second Station.—North meridian stone, in the grounds on
the side east of the court house.
[The first station is the preferable one.]
22. HAGERSTOWN, WASHINGTON COUNTY.—In the grounds on the east side
of the Hagerstown Academy, down on the slope near the second maple
tree on the right-hand side of path to railroad station. The tracks of
Western Maryland Railroad are about 300 feet to the west and those of the
Cumberland Railroad about 500 feet to the east. Site was chosen by the
County Surveyor, Mr. Piper. Marked by an ash stave which broke off when
driven. Limestone rocks crop out of the ground.