Even Now: Carroll Creek, Frederick Maryland

Oct 16, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, my son and I went to the library (almost a weekly thing now, again) and afterwards we walked along the creek so I could get some pictures.

Hope you enjoy!!

outside the library… I’ve got another photo of the statue, but it’s not ready yet. It’s from when my son was younger. The words on the book are the lyrics from “The Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key, or the most popular lines/stanza.

  • Carroll Creek is a 8.3 mile long tributary of the Monocacy River, with it’s headwaters located on the eastern slopes of the Catoctin Mountains

Carroll Creek Park began as a flood control project in the late 1970’s and was an effort to remove downtown Frederick from the 100 year flood plain and to restore the economic commercial district.

Public Art is incorporated into the fabric of the park

You can find art like this all over downtown Frederick! It looks real, but it’s a painting!!

I’ll be doing more on Frederick and the Civil War in the future, as/when I get more info.

Frederick County Public Library

THe main entrance to the library is actually on the other side.

McClintock Distillery was named after McClintock Young, who was an inventor in the 1800’s. In 1848 he developed a fire engine that would shoot a stream of water. Before he retired he held an excess of 100 patents and owned one of the first foundries in Frederick.

The original memorial stood 12 feet high and had two small demi-lune (in the shape of a half moon) basins for dogs, a large trough for horses and a basin for humans. The restore statue is now located in the garden of the Steiner House, the headquarters of Frederick Civic Club.

fountainworks
the original memorial where it stood at the corner of Church and Court Streets

As you can tell, this is a general overview of the creek/park. As I get more info, I will post it. To read more on the Carroll Creek Flood Plan, Baker Park and some other info of downtown Frederick click here.

There is so much info I could share with you, but it will have to be a post for another date!

Laid out in 1745 as Frederick Town, it was presumably named for Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore, although it may have been for Frederick Louis, prince of Wales

The British Stamp Act received its first repudiation from jurists in the Frederick County Court House on November 23, 1765.

During the American Revolution, Frederick sent two companies of minutemen to Boston and supplied 1,700 men to support George Washington at Valley Forge.

britannica.com

Hope you have a great day!

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