New Market Maryland - It's the one place you will always feel welcome.
When Frederick, Maryland began being settled in 1745, trade routes between Frederick and Baltimore emerged. Present-day New Market developed along this road, which later was improved. It became known as the National Road and the Gateway to the West. In 1926, U.S Route 40, a major coast-to-coast highway, was constructed and designated along the former National Road.
To accommodate travelers along this important colonial road, Nicholas Hall tried to plat the town of New Market in 1788. He likely had disputes with William Plummer, an owner of adjoining land and was unable to complete the project. On August 1, 1792, William Plummer laid out 36 lots for the town. Later, on January 29, 1793, Nicholas Hall laid out an additional 134 lots. On June 1, 1793, the first 19 lots were sold, initiating the town of New Market. As time passed, the town developed as an important stopping point along the route. Residents developed churches, hotels, inns, a post office, taverns, blacksmith shops, and other crucial services, including doctors.
Since its humble beginnings more than 200 years ago, one thing remains the same about historic New Market, Maryland… It’s the one place you will always feel welcome. New Market, Maryland is the colonial rest stop that hasn’t lost her historical perspective after all these years. And yet her eye is fixed on tomorrow’s horizons of balanced growth and continued harmony with the natural community landscape.
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