Mount Airy

South Main Street (Maryland Route 808) Mount Airy, MD 21771

Mount Airy

History: During the Civil War, Co. K, 14th New Jersey Infantry, guarded the railroad and National Road at Mount Airy. An enslaved woman carried liquor to sell to the soldiers. Capt. Jacob J. Janeway made an example of her and the first soldier he caught buying liquor. Barrels were placed over the heads of the two culprits, who were then marched up and down the track at bayonet point, much to the amusement of the other soldiers and passengers on a train.

More to Explore: Browse through the specialty and gift shops in historic downtown Mount Airy to see what's unique or antique. Grab a bite to eat at one of the local eateries, or play a round of gold before continuing your journey.

Photo Credits:

  1. Mount Airy Parade, courtesy of Carroll County Office of Tourism.
  2. Mount Airy Parade, courtesy of Carrol County Office of Tourism.