Millersville, Maryland

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Millersville, Maryland
Unincorporated community
Millersville, Maryland is located in Maryland
Millersville, Maryland
Millersville, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 39°03′34″N 076°38′53″W / 39.05944°N 76.64806°W / 39.05944; -76.64806Coordinates: 39°03′34″N 076°38′53″W / 39.05944°N 76.64806°W / 39.05944; -76.64806
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Anne Arundel
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 590805

Millersville is an unincorporated community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States.

Geography[edit]

Millersville is located at 39°03′34″N 076°38′53″W / 39.05944°N 76.64806°W / 39.05944; -76.64806 (39.0596, -76.6480).[1]

History[edit]

Millersville, named for the first Postmaster, George Miller, was, on July 24, 1841, the first Post Office to be established along the Annapolis & Elkridge Railroad (the A & E).[2] Completed in 1840, the A & E was one of the earliest rail lines in the U.S., connecting Annapolis with the Washington Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Today Millersville is still a small crossroads village, surrounded by existing and proposed modern residential and industrial park development. The Childs Residence, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, is a focal point of the town.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Millersville". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  2. ^ Smith, Chester M., Jr., and Kay, John L. (1984). The Postal History of Maryland, The Delmarva Peninsula, And The District of Columbia: The Post Offices and First Postmasters from 1775 to 1984, p. 71. Burtonsville, Md: The Depot. Library of Congress Card No. 84-72653.
  3. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Childs Residence, Anne Arundel County. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-11-21.