Maryland Route 76

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Maryland Route 76 marker

Maryland Route 76
Motters Station Road
Maryland Route 76 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 5.69 mi[1] (9.16 km)
Existed: 1927 – present
Major junctions
South end: MD 77 near Rocky Ridge
North end: US 15 near Emmitsburg
Location
Counties: Frederick
Highway system
MD 75 MD 77

Maryland Route 76 (MD 76) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Motters Station Road, the state highway runs 5.69 miles (9.16 km) from MD 77 in Rocky Ridge north to U.S. Route 15 (US 15) near Emmitsburg in northern Frederick County. MD 76 was constructed in two sections in the early 1920s and late 1930s.

Route description[edit]

MD 76 begins at an intersection with MD 77 (Rocky Ridge Road) in the village of Rocky Ridge. The roadway continues south as county-maintained Longs Mill Road. The state highway heads north as a two-lane road that meets the Maryland Midland Railway at grade and parallels the Monocacy River from a distance. In the hamlet of Motters, MD 76 intersects Four Point Roads, which leads east to the historic Fourpoints Bridge over Toms Creek, and makes a turn to the west. The state highway intersects Old Frederick Road and curves to the northwest before reaching its northern terminus at US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) south of Emmitsburg. The roadway continues west as county-maintained Motters Station Road to St. Anthony Road, the old alignment of US 15 that leads to Mount St. Mary's University and the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.[1][2]

History[edit]

The first section of MD 76 was completed by 1921 as a concrete road from US 15 to Motters, a station on the Emmitsburg branch of the Western Maryland Railway.[3] The highway between Rocky Ridge and Motters was completed in 1938.[4] Aside from minor improvements, MD 76 has not changed since.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Frederick County.

Location Mile
[1]
km Destinations Notes
Rocky Ridge 0.00 0.00 MD 77 (Rocky Ridge Road) / Longs Mill Road south – Thurmont, Taneytown Southern terminus
Emmitsburg 5.69 9.16 US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) / Motters Station Road north – Frederick, Gettysburg 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 2011-03-20. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 76". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-76+S%2FMotters+Station+Rd&daddr=MD-76+S%2FMotters+Station+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FRZUXAIdKjVk-w%3BFWRkXQIdNqdj-w&mra=ls&sll=39.640125,-77.336895&sspn=0.1195,0.308647&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=12. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  3. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1921 ed.).
  4. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System (Map) (1938 ed.).

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing