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PYLESVILLE, MARYLAND- A Rural Village in Northern Harford

To get to Pylesville from I-95, John F Kennedy Memorial Hwy, Take the MD-24 exit, (Exit # 77B) on the right, towards BEL AIR. Drive 0.3 miles. Merge onto MD-24 N. Drive 7.0 miles. The current road becomes BELAIR BYP/US-1/MD-24. Drive 1.6 miles. BELAIR BYP/US-1/MD-24 becomes BELAIR BYP/US-1 N. Drive 0.3 miles. Turn left onto CONOWINGO RD/US-1 N. Drive 1.2 miles. Turn left onto ADY RD/MD-543. Drive 8.5 miles. Turn right onto OLD PYLESVILLE RD. Drive 0.5 miles to your destination at Pylesville.

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History

In 1813, Nathan Pyle owned a mill on Broad Creek at Pylesville. From his ownership of the mill and adjoining properties, Pylesville received its name. 1

Pylesville is an extremely rural village in the northern area of the County near the corner of Maryland Routes 543 and 165, about 2 miles south of the Mason and Dixon Line. The post office, established in 1850, was a farming area which later became a station stop on the Ma & Pa Railroad. In the early 1900's a Rural Free Delivery route operated through the country side. In 1888 the post offices of Fishel and Harkins were taken over by Pylesville's only circular. Cancels are known to have been used over the years with nothing from the stampless era. A rural delivery service continues.

About one mile south of Pylesville in the rolling hills is the village of Street. It is also a very rural farming area with numerous housing developments dotting the area The post office was founded in 1885 and little has come to light in the way of cancelled covers. Over the years five smaller post offices have been taken over by Street: Ady, Deer Creek, Dublin, McIntyre and Mill Green. A limited rural delivery service is still provided. 2

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1 Our Harford Heritage by C. Million Wright, published 1967
2 History of Post Offices of Harford County, Maryland by Frank M. Stewart 1991

Links

Fiore Winery Inc.
3026 Whiteford Road MD Route 136 Pylesville, MD 21132
(410) 879-4007

   
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