Tulls Corner, Maryland

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Tulls Corner, Maryland
Tulls Corner is located in Maryland
Tulls Corner
Tulls Corner
Coordinates: 38°00′55″N 75°45′15″W / 38.01528°N 75.75417°W / 38.01528; -75.75417Coordinates: 38°00′55″N 75°45′15″W / 38.01528°N 75.75417°W / 38.01528; -75.75417
Country United States
State Maryland
County Somerset
Elevation
0.9 m (3 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
21838
Area code(s)410, 443, and 667
GNIS feature ID591438[1]

Tulls Corner is an unincorporated community in Somerset County, Maryland, United States.[1] Tulls Corner is located at the intersection of Tulls Corner Road and L. Q. Powell Road south-southeast of Marion Station.

History[edit]

Tulls Corner is located in Quindocqua just west of Quindocqua United Methodist Church, at the intersection of Tulls Corner Road and L. Q. Powell Road, near Marion Station, Maryland. At one time it was a busy, flourishing, self-sustaining center of activity with numerous homes and places of business.

It started originally from a crossroads store prior to the American Revolutionary War and expanded gradually until it reached its height shortly after the end of the American Civil War. It is named after the Tull family, who evidently came to Somerset County about 1666 from Northampton County, Virginia. Thomas Tull IV (1750-1818) created the settlement which became known as Tulls Corner. He owned a grist mill and became an extensive farmer and ship owner. At that time, the settlement consisted of several homes, three or four stores, a post office, shoe shop, blacksmith shop, tannery, grist mill, and a nearby school and church. Later a saloon, millinery shop, barrel factory, tomato cannery and other businesses were added. After its hey-day, it declined into obscurity. The Tulls are completely gone from the area and the name of the community is almost extinct.[2]

St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tulls Corner". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "TULL'S CORNER, MARYLAND, An excerpt from "Quindocqua, Maryland; Indian Country", by Woodrow T. Wilson, published in 1980". Tulls Corner, Maryland. Woodrow T. Wilson. 2009-01-29.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.