FiND iT FREDERiCK Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 47

Daniel Dulany, an Irish immigrant and prominent lawyer/land developer of Annapolis dubbed Frederick City’s major east- west road, Patrick Street in 1745. Soon after came plans for the first federally funded road. Built between 1811 and 1837, Thomas Jefferson’s Historic National Road stretches from Maryland to Illinois. Frederick’s own Patrick Street shares part of its path with this historic road. The National Pike or Route 40, as some know it, has seen much history along its winding path with taverns, homes, and businesses hosting many a wandering traveller, including some well- known historic figures.