Frederick: Market & Patrick Streets

intersection of East Patrick Street (State Highway 144) and South Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

Frederick: Market & Patrick Streets

History: On June 28, 1863, tens of thousands of Union troops camped in the vicinity of Frederick. Within a day they headed north again, to the battle that erupted at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Future Mayor of Frederick Jacob Englebrecht wrote in his diary the next day that he "could not pass through Market Street.... The streets are chucked full of wagons & cavalry & infantry...I should suppose to say 70 or 80,000."

More to Explore: Frederick is a bustling city with a quaint downtown that offers something for everyone. Its popular Arts & Entertainment District offers much in the way of galleries and theater, and the downtown area boasts dining options to please any palate, as well as shopping, antiques, lodging, and parks. Frederick County also acts as home for three of Maryland's six remaining covered bridges, and driving tours with a visit to each are popular among visitors to the area. If planning a visit to Frederick in the spring, don't miss Bell & History Day. To celebrate the opening of museum season in Frederick County, participating museums and historic sites around the area offer free admission and special events.

Photo Credits:

  1. "Portrait of Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, officer of the Federal Army, and corps commanders, vicinity of Washington, D.C., June 1865: Horatio G. Wright, John A. Logan, Meade, John G. Parke, Andrew A. Humphreys"
  2. "Prisoners being marched over the mountains to Frederick." Photos courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.