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Encyclopedia > Baltimore Pike

The Baltimore Pike was an "auto trail" in the United States, connecting Baltimore, Maryland with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was replaced by U.S. Route 1 in 1926, having been known as Pennsylvania Route 12 in Pennsylvania since 1924. Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Philadelphia Founded Incorporated October 27, 1682 October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 369. ... U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Despite its name, the road was not itself a former turnpike, but portions were, including the Chadsford Turnpike between Philadelphia and Chadds Ford, and the Baltimore and Jerusalem Turnpike between Baltimore and Bel Air, Maryland. It crossed the Susquehanna River on the Conowingo Bridge. A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... Bel Air is the name of two places in the State of Maryland in the United States of America: Bel Air, Allegany County, Maryland Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States. ...


A section of the road within the city limits of Philadelphia is known as Baltimore Avenue; some sections of the road in the suburbs of Philadelphia still retain the name "Baltimore Pike". Parts of the road are signed as U.S. Route 13. U.S. Highway 13 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 526 miles from the northeastern suburbs of Philadelphia to just north of Fayetteville, North Carolina. ...


 
 

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