PYLESVILLE, MARYLAND- A Rural Village in Northern Harford
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
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
1 Our Harford Heritage by C. Million Wright, published
2 History of Post Offices of Harford County, Maryland by Frank M.
3026 Whiteford Road MD Route 136 Pylesville, MD 21132