Maryland Route 287

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Maryland Route 287 marker

Maryland Route 287
A map of the inland Eastern Shore of Maryland showing major roads.  Maryland Route 287 runs from Goldsboro to the Delaware state line.
Maryland Route 287 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 2.88 mi[1] (4.63 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Tourist
routes:
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Major junctions
West end: MD 313 in Goldsboro
  MD 311 in Goldsboro
East end: DE 10 near Goldsboro
Location
Counties: Caroline
Highway system
MD 286 MD 288

Maryland Route 287 (MD 287) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known for much of its length as Sandtown Road, the state highway runs 2.88 miles (4.63 km) from MD 313 in Goldsboro east to the Delaware state line, where the highway continues east as Delaware Route 10 (DE 10). MD 287 was constructed in the early 1930s.

Route description[edit]

MD 287 begins at an intersection with MD 313 on the northwest edge of Goldsboro. MD 313 heads south into the town as Oldtown Road and west as Goldsboro Road. MD 287 heads east as Old Line Road along the northern edge of Goldsboro. After intersecting MD 311 (Main Street) and crossing an unused railroad grade owned by the Maryland Department of Transportation, the state highway's name changes to Sandtown Road and it heads east through farmland, crossing Broadway Branch and the upper part of the Choptank River. MD 287 reaches its eastern terminus at the Delaware state line, where the highway continues east as DE 10 (Willow Grove Road) toward Dover.[1][2]

History[edit]

MD 287 was constructed starting in 1930 and completed by 1933.[3][4]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Caroline County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Goldsboro 0.00 0.00 MD 313 (Goldsboro Road/Oldtown Road) – Ingleside, Bay Bridge
0.29 0.47 MD 311 (Main Street) – Henderson, Marydel
  2.88 4.63 DE 10 east (Willow Grove Road) – Camden Delaware state line
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 2010-08-11. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 287". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Goldsboro+Rd%2FOld+Line+Rd&daddr=MD-287+E%2FSandtown+Rd&geocode=FWayUwIdYot7-w%3BFZyLUwIdUFF8-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.038786,-75.784893&sspn=0.015233,0.038581&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=14. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  3. ^ Uhl, G. Clinton; Bruce, Howard; Shaw, John K. (October 1, 1930). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1927–1930 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 201. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  4. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1933 ed.).

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing