Old Stevensville Depot, Stevensville, Maryland

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


Where is Stevensville, Maryland?  You have probably passed by this town many times that is if you are a regular traveler across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as Stevensville is located on the east end on the bridge.  The historic district is located just north of U.S. Route 50 / 301 on Maryland Route 18.  A walk through the historic district gives you a feel of life in the old days of the town.


Now some of you are saying, “I love visiting these old towns.  The problem is that there are no railroads in Stevensville.  Therefore, there is no reason for me to visit this town.”


You are right.  There are no railroads in Stevensville, but that was not always the case.


Before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was built, the only way to cross the Chesapeake Bay was by ferry.  A ferry terminal was located at Love Point on the…

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