Maryland Route 19

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Maryland Route 19 marker

Maryland Route 19
Maryland Route 19 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 8.60 mi[1] (13.84 km)
Existed: 1927 – present
Major junctions
West end: MD 213 in Church Hill
 

MD 300 in Church Hill
MD 405 near Church Hill

US 301 near Church Hill
East end: MD 313 at Ingleside
Location
Counties: Queen Anne's
Highway system
MD 18 MD 20

Maryland Route 19 (MD 19) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known for much of its length as Roberts Station Road, the state highway runs 8.60 miles (13.84 km) from MD 213 in Church Hill east to MD 313 at Ingleside. MD 19 runs through central Queen Anne's County, connecting both communities with U.S. Route 301 (US 301) near the road's namesake community. The state highway was one of the original state roads marked for improvement by the Maryland State Roads Commission in 1909. MD 19 was paved in the mid-1910s. The state highway has been extended on both ends following realignments of MD 313 and MD 213 in the late 1940s and early 1970s, respectively.

Route description[edit]

MD 19 begins at an intersection with MD 213 (Church Hill Road) in Church Hill. The state highway heads south as two-lane Main Street into the town limits of Church Hill, intersecting MD 300 (Sudlersville Road). MD 19 continues toward the center of town, where the highway passes between the historic Churchill Theatre-Community Building and St. Luke's Church, the church that inspired the town's name.[2] MD 19 turns southeast onto Walnut Street, while Main Street continues south toward another junction with MD 213 as unsigned MD 19A. The state highway passes through a residential area then leaves the town limits heading south. MD 19 curves to the east at its intersection with MD 405 (Price Station Road).[1][3]

MD 19 continues through farmland as Roberts Station Road. The state highway intersects US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) before crossing the Centreville Branch of the Northern Line of the Maryland and Delaware Railroad at the hamlet of Roberts Station. MD 19 veers southeast toward Ingleside, where the highway intersects Roe Ingleside Road and crosses Beaverdam Ditch. Shortly after intersecting the old alignment of MD 313, St. Paul Road, the state highway reaches its eastern terminus at current MD 313 (Goldsboro Road).[1][3]

History[edit]

The Church Hill–Ingleside road was designated one of the original state roads to be improved by the Maryland State Roads Commission in 1909, part of the longer highway between Chestertown and Denton.[4] Paving of the state road was completed in 1915.[5] MD 19 was among the original highways signed when Maryland highways were first signed numerically in 1927.[6] MD 19's eastern terminus was extended east to current MD 313 from St. Paul Road when MD 313 bypassed Ingleside in 1949.[7][8] MD 19's western terminus was extended north along Main Street in Church Hill, formerly part of MD 213, when MD 213 bypassed Church Hill in 1971.[9]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Queen Anne's County.

Location mi
[1]
km Destinations Notes
Church Hill 0.00 0.00 MD 213 (Church Hill Road) – Centreville, Chestertown Western terminus
0.47 0.76 MD 300 (Sudlersville Road) to US 301 – Sudlersville, Chestertown Officially MD 300A
1.05 1.69 Main Street south MD 19 turns southeast onto Walnut Street; Main Street is unsigned MD 19A
2.05 3.30 MD 405 south (Price Station Road) – Price Station
3.93 6.32 US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) – Bay Bridge, Wilmington
Ingleside 8.60 13.84 MD 313 (Goldsboro Road) – Barclay, Sudlersville, Goldsboro Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary route[edit]

MD 19A is the unsigned designation for the 0.49-mile (0.79 km) section of Main Street between MD 213 on the south side of Church Hill and MD 19 in the center of the town.[1][10] Like MD 19's portion of Main Street, MD 19A is a piece of the old alignment of MD 213 through Church Hill. MD 19A was designated in 1971 when MD 213's bypass of Church Hill was completed.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ Pfingsten, Bill (2007-10-23). "St. Luke's Episcopal Parish Marker". The Historical Marker Database. Bel Air, MD: J.J. Prats. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  3. ^ a b Google (2010-09-29). "Maryland Route 19" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  4. ^ 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. pp. 20–21. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  5. ^ Weller, O.E.; Parran, Thomas; Miller, W.B.; Perry, John M.; Ramsay, Andrew; Smith, J. Frank (May 1916). Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1912–1915 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 112. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  6. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1927). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey. 
  7. ^ Reindollar, Robert M.; George, Joseph M.; McCain, Russell H. (December 20, 1950). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1949–1950 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 110. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  8. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1950). Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 
  9. ^ a b Maryland State Roads Commission (1971). Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 
  10. ^ Google (2010-09-29). "Maryland Route 19A" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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