A Cultural Landscape Study of Generals Highway

Author(s): Amelia Chisholm

Year: 2018


Generals Highway (MD-178), a major roadway that stretches from Annapolis to the Severn River in Anne Arundel County, was paved in the early part of the twentieth century, but portions of the original colonial roadbed still exist. Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Division, in partnership with Maryland State Highway Administration, conducted a multi-year investigation to identify, locate, record, assess, study, and share with the public the range of archaeological and cultural resources within a one-mile buffer of General’s Highway. This landscape study will assist the State and the County in responsible stewardship of those resources should there be future plans for road modifications as well as to ensure that it is appropriately managed, protected and made accessible to the public for the benefit of the citizens of Anne Arundel County. The work conducted during this period included historic resources survey, architectural documentation, archaeological field surveys, and intensive historic and archival research on the corridor, as well as more targeted investigation of individual cultural or landscape features that played an important role in shaping the corridor as it exists today. The results of this investigation clarify areas of significance which speak to the historic and physical development of Historic Generals Highway.

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A Cultural Landscape Study of Generals Highway. Amelia Chisholm. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444745)

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Abstract Id(s): 21259