The History of Dickerson, Mouth of Monocacy, Oakland Mills, and Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland


The fourth in a series of books by this author, this volume completes the Upper Montgomery County Villages surrounding Sugarloaf Mountain. Dickerson is a small community of farms, homes, and businesses. The village began to grow in 1869 when the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad constructed its Metropolitan Branch. Where the Potomac and Monocacy Rivers meet was the small community of Mouth of Monocacy. This area boomed during the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal's largest aqueduct in 1830. Oakland Mills was located on the Baltimore Road, a path from Loudoun County, Virginia, through Mouth of Monocacy, Barnesville, Clarskburg, and on to Baltimore, used by farmers to get their produce to market. Sugarloaf Mountain is located in Frederick County, Maryland. In the late 1700s and early 1800s, its trees were harvested for charcoal and it was quarried for sandstone. Gordon Strong restored it, creating a beautiful park. This book contains the history of these four areas with maps, tours of the homes in the area, and vintage photographs. This is a good book for those interested in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and the Civil War. Also featured are many architectural styles of various periods.

Dona L. Cuttler

(1999), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 176 pp.

ISBN: 9780788413476