Maryland Route 638

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Maryland Route 638 marker

Maryland Route 638
Parkersburg Road
A map of northwestern Allegany County, Maryland showing major roads.  Maryland Route 638 is the local road connecting Echhart Mines and Mount Savage.
Maryland Route 638 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 2.34 mi[1] (3.77 km)
Existed: 1938 – present
Major junctions
South end: MD 743 in Eckhart Mines
US 40 Alt. in Eckhart Mines
North end: MD 36 near Mount Savage
Counties: Allegany
Highway system
MD 637 MD 639

Maryland Route 638 (MD 638) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Parkersburg Road, the state highway runs 2.34 miles (3.77 km) from MD 743 in Eckhart Mines north to MD 36 near Mount Savage in northwestern Allegany County. MD 638 was constructed in the late 1930s.

Route description[edit]

View south from the north end of MD 638

MD 638 begins at an oblique intersection with unsigned MD 743 (Old National Pike) in Eckhart Mines. The state highway crosses Porter Run on a narrow bridge before meeting U.S. Route 40 Alternate (National Pike). MD 638 continues north as a two-lane road and ascends the side of Federal Hill. At Porter Cemetery Hill, the state highway turns northwest and descends into the valley of Jennings Run. MD 638 passes through two sharp S-curves on either side of a 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) bridge over the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The state highway reaches its northern terminus at MD 36 (Mount Savage Road) between Mount Savage and Zihlman near the hamlets of Morantown and Slabtown.[1][2]


MD 638 was constructed in its modern form in 1938.[3]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Allegany County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Eckhart Mines 0.00 0.00 MD 743 (Old National Pike) Southern terminus; MD 743 is unsigned
0.21 0.34
US 40 Alt. (National Pike) – Frostburg, Cumberland
2.34 3.77 MD 36 (Mount Savage Road) – Frostburg, Mount Savage Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  2. ^ Google (2010-03-07). "Maryland Route 638" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  3. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1938). Map of Maryland Showing State Road System (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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