History of Dickerson,Mouth of Monocacy, Oakland Mills and Sugarloaf Mountain, , Maryland - Dona Lou Cuttler
The fourth on a series of books by this author, this volume completes the Upper Montgomery County Villages Surrounding Sugar Loaf Mountain. Dickerson is a small community of farms, home and businesses. The village began to grow in 1869 when the Baltimore and Ohio Constructed its Metropolitan Branch. Where the Potomac and the Monocacy was the small community of Mouth of Monocacy. The area boomed during the building of the C and O Canal. Oakland Mills was located on the Baltimore Road, a path from Loudon County,Virginia , through the Mouth of Monocacy, Barnesville, Clarksville 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 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.
(1999), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 164