Maryland Route 57

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Maryland Route 57 marker

Maryland Route 57
St. Paul Road
A map of central Washington County, Maryland showing major roads.  Maryland Route 57 runs north-south west of Conococheague Creek.
Maryland Route 57 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 4.02 mi[1] (6.47 km)
Existed: 1927 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 40 near Clear Spring
North end: MD 494 near Fairview
Location
Counties: Washington
Highway system
MD 56 MD 58

Maryland Route 57 (MD 57) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as St. Paul Road, the state highway runs 4.02 miles (6.47 km) from U.S. Route 40 (US 40) near Clear Spring north to MD 494 near Fairview. MD 57 was constructed in stages between 1916 and 1933. The state highway originally extended to the Pennsylvania state line, but was rolled back in favor of MD 494 in the early 1960s.

Route description[edit]

MD 57 begins at an intersection with US 40 (National Pike) next to the highway's namesake, St. Paul's Church, east of Clear Spring.[2] After crossing Meadow Brook, the state highway heads north as a two-lane road through farmland, intersecting Broadfording Road and passing over Rockdale Run. Immediately after crossing Dry Run, MD 57 reaches its northern terminus at MD 494 (Fairview Road) west of Fairview. St. Paul Road continues north as a county-maintained road to the Pennsylvania state line.[1][3]

History[edit]

MD 57 was constructed as a state-aid road from US 40 to Broadfording Road around 1916.[4] By 1921, the paved portion was extended north to Rockdale Run.[5] The remainder of MD 57 and what is now MD 494 to the Pennsylvania state line were completed by 1933.[6] The segment of MD 494 from MD 57 to the state line was originally part of MD 57.[7] MD 57 was removed from the run to the state line in favor of MD 494 in 1963.[8]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Washington County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Clear Spring 0.00 0.00 US 40 (National Pike) – Hancock, Hagerstown Southern terminus
Fairview 4.02 6.47 MD 494 (Fairview Road) – Cearfoss, Mercersburg, PA 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 2010-11-12. 
  2. ^ "History of Saint Paul's Church". St. Paul's Reformed Church. 2007. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  3. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 57". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=us-40+and+md-57+clear+spring,+md&daddr=md-57+and+md-494+fairview,+md&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=39.658967,-77.878947&sspn=0.015165,0.038581&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  4. ^ Zouck, Frank H.; Uhl, G. Clinton; Mudd, John F. (January 1920). Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1916–1919 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 20. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1921 ed.).
  6. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1933 ed.).
  7. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. General Highway Map: State of Maryland (Map) (1939 ed.).
  8. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1963 ed.).

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing