South Mountain by Rick Reeve

South Mountain by Rick Reeve
South Mountain by Rick Reeve depicting the wounding of General Garland

Monday, January 31, 2011

South Mountain Battlefield to be on National Register

Last night, I received an email from the park manager of Greenbrier State Park, which administers South Mountain State Battlefield, with news that the battlefield will be included on the National Register of Historic Places effective January 12, 2011. Since I came in after the paper work was filed, I'd like to say: Congratulations to those past employees who have worked at the battlefield and those currently who had a hand in making this possible.

There are to be two historic districts:

Crampton's Gap Historic District: consisting of Route 17, Gapland Road, Mountain Church Road, Brownsville Pass Road, Townsend Road, and areas in the vicinity of Burkittsville, Maryland.

Turner's and Fox's Gap Historic  District: consisting of Alternate Route 40 (Old National Pike), Reno Monument Road, Dalghren Road, Frostown Road, Mount Tabor Road, Moser Road, and areas near Middletown, Maryland.

As you can tell, these two historic districts will encompass quite a large area. Again I say congrats to those who helped make this possible and I believe the future of the battlefield on South Mountain looks bright.

Here is a link to the announcement, they will be listed under Maryland, Frederick County:

1 comment:

  1. All I can say is that this has been a very long road to follow, but one that was well worth the wait. Robb Bailey, Paul and Isaac really did their jobs well. The Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield did a great amount of work to achieve this goals.