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Maryland Route 227

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Existed:  1927 – present
Counties:  Charles
Constructed  1927
East end:  US 301 in White Plains
Length  22.47 km
County  Charles County, Maryland
Maryland Route 227
West end:  Road end at Marshall Hall

Maryland Route 227 (MD 227) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. The state highway runs 13.96 miles (22.47 km) from Marshall Hall east to U.S. Route 301 (US 301) in White Plains. MD 227 connects the communities of Bryans Road, Pomonkey, and Pomfret in northwestern Charles County. The state highway, which was constructed in the mid-1920s and early 1930s, originally had its western terminus at Pomonkey; the remainder of the current route was part of MD 224 and all of MD 226. MD 227 gained its present western terminus in the mid-1950s.

Contents

Map of MD-227, Maryland, USA

Route description

MD 227 begins at a boat ramp on the Potomac River adjacent to the ruins of the namesake mansion at Marshall Hall within Piscataway Park. The state highway heads south as Marshall Hall Road, a two-lane road through a forested area. MD 227 crosses Mill Swamp and begins to pass residential subdivisions as the highway approaches the community of Bryans Road, where the highway intersections MD 210 (Indian Head Highway). The state highway continues south as Livingston Road to Pomonkey, where MD 224 continues southwest as Livingston Road toward Mason Springs while MD 227 veers southeast as Pomfret Road. The state highway crosses Mattawoman Creek, passes by the historic farm McPherson's Purchase, and intersects the Indian Head Rail Trail on its way to Pomfret, where the highway meets Marshall Corner Road. MD 227 turns north onto Marshall Corner Road, curving to the east and passing the entrance to Green's Inheritance before meeting the southern end of MD 229 (Bensville Road). East of Pomfret, the state highway passes close to another pair of historic homes, Pleasant Hill and Oak Grove, the latter of which is on the intersecting Turkey Hill Road. MD 227 crosses Pages Swamp and passes close to another historic home, Spye Park, before reaching White Plains, where the state highway reaches its eastern terminus at US 301 (Robert Crain Highway) opposite county-maintained Willetts Crossing Road.

History

Present-day MD 227 was built as part of three different state highways. Livingston Road between Bryans Road and Pomonkey was constructed around 1923 as part of MD 224, which originally ran from MD 6 at Doncaster to the District of Columbia in Forest Heights. Marshall Hall Road was built as MD 226 between 1924 and 1927. MD 227's portion of Marshall Corner Road was constructed between 1924 and 1926. The final portion of MD 227, Pomfret Road, was started in 1929 and complete from Marshall Corner Road to the bridge over Mattawoman Creek in 1930. The gap between Mattawoman Creek and Livingston Road was filled by 1933. MD 227 was extended north over Livingston Road and Marshall Hall Road to its present western terminus, taking over all of MD 226's course, in 1956.

Junction list

The entire route is in Charles County.

References

Maryland Route 227 Wikipedia


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