Charles Carroll of Carrollton

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

A Bust of Charles Carroll of Carrollton at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Who was Charles Carroll of Carrollton? He was born on September 19, 1737, in Annapolis, Maryland, and he died on November 14, 1832, in Baltimore. He was a politician serving as the first United States Senator for the U.S. state of Maryland. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and the Confederation Congress. He was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

His list of accomplishments is very long. However, there is one thing that many fans of the railroad are very proud of.

A Painting at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

He was living at a home known as Mount Clare in Baltimore, Maryland. What was special about Mount Clare? It was Charles Carroll who donated his land to allow the first railroad in North…

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