Maryland Route 845

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Maryland Route 845 marker

Maryland Route 845
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 1.23 mi[1] (1.98 km)
Existed: 1961 – present
Major junctions
South end: MD 34 south of Keedysville
North end: MD 34 north of Keedysville
Location
Counties: Washington
Highway system
MD 844 MD 846

Maryland Route 845 (MD 845) is an unsigned state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known for most of its length as Main Street, the state highway runs 1.23 miles (1.98 km) between intersections with MD 34 on either side of Keedysville in southern Washington County. MD 845, which is officially MD 845A, is the old alignment of MD 34 through Keedysville. The state highway was designated around 1960 when MD 34 bypassed the town.

Route description[edit]

MD 845 begins at an intersection with MD 34 (Shepherdstown Pike) just south of the town of Keedysville. Keedysville Road heads northwest on the opposite side of the intersection as a county highway that passes by Hills, Dales and The Vinyard, Hitt's Mill and Houses, and the Hoffman Farm. MD 845 heads southeast then immediately curves to the northeast as two-lane Main Street, entering the town limits and the Keedysville Historic District. The state highway intersects Dogstreet Road, which leads to the historic Geeting and Snively farms, before crossing over Little Antietam Creek. MD 845 intersects an abandoned Baltimore and Ohio Railroad grade before reaching an intersection with Keedy Drive on the north side of town. Main Street continues as a municipal street to a dead end while the state highway turns onto Keedy Drive to reach its northern terminus at MD 34.[1][2]

History[edit]

MD 845 is the old alignment of MD 34 through Keedysville. MD 34 was paved through the town by 1921.[3] MD 34 bypassed the town center and MD 845 was assigned to the old alignment around 1961.[4]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Keedysville, Washington County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 MD 34 (Shepherdstown Pike) / Keedysville Road west – Sharpsburg Western terminus
1.15 1.85 Main Street north MD 845 turns west onto Keedy Drive
1.23 1.98 MD 34 (Shepherdstown Pike) – Boonsboro Eastern 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 2010-11-16. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 845". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=S+Main+St&daddr=S+Main+St+to:Keedy+Dr&geocode=FaNvWgIdL05e-w%3BFbeHWgIdAWde-w%3BFd6dWgId2IRe-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.490132,-77.697845&sspn=0.015202,0.038581&ie=UTF8&ll=39.487019,-77.698488&spn=0.015202,0.038581&t=h&z=15. Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  3. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1921 ed.).
  4. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1961 ed.).

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing