Maryland Route 259

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Maryland Route 259 marker

Maryland Route 259
Greenock Road
Maryland Route 259 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 2.67 mi[1] (4.30 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
South end: MD 794 in Bristol
North end: MD 408 near Lothian
Location
Counties: Anne Arundel
Highway system
MD 258 MD 260

Maryland Route 259 (MD 259) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Greenock Road, the highway runs 2.67 miles (4.30 km) from MD 794 in Bristol north to MD 408 near Lothian. MD 259 was constructed in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Route description[edit]

MD 259 begins at an acute intersection with MD 794 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) in Bristol. MD 794 leads to MD 258 (Bay Front Road) and the MD 4 expressway, which is also known as Southern Maryland Boulevard. MD 259 heads northeast as a two-lane road that passes the historic James Owens Farm. The highway reaches its northern terminus at an intersection with MD 408 (Mount Zion Road) at the hamlet of Greenock southwest of Lothian.[1][2]

History[edit]

MD 259 was constructed as a gravel road from MD 4 (now MD 408) at Greenock southwest to north of the James Owens Farm in 1928.[3] The highway was completed southwest to MD 416 (now MD 794) in Bristol in 1933 and 1934.[4][5] MD 259 was paved in 1949.[6]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Anne Arundel County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Bristol 0.00 0.00 MD 794 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) to MD 4 / MD 258 – Upper Marlboro, Prince Frederick Southern terminus
Lothian 2.67 4.30 MD 408 (Mount Zion Road) – Lothian, Upper Marlboro Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 259". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=MD-259+N%2FGreenock+Rd&daddr=MD-259+N%2FGreenock+Rd&hl=en&ll=38.803999,-76.650925&spn=0.065416,0.168056&sll=38.793898,-76.666439&sspn=0.008178,0.021007&geocode=FbjsTwIdjSFu-w%3BFU9HUAId6qtu-w&t=h&mra=ls&z=13. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  3. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System (Map) (1938 ed.).
  4. ^ Byron, William D.; Lacy, Robert (December 28, 1934). "Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland" (1931–1934 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 319. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  5. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System (Map) (1934 ed.).
  6. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1949 ed.).

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing