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BUSINESS
15
Emmitsburg, MD

 

BUSINESS
15 A Brief History

Just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, a divided highway was built to bypass Emmitsburg. US 15 was moved to that bypass while the old US 15 (Seton Avenue) through the town was internally designated Business US 15. For whatever reason, there are no signs anywhere that visibly indicate that Seton Avenue is Business US 15. Thus Emittsburg has a hidden business route. The north end of this business route meets both US 15 and Welty Avenue, which connects immediately to the segment of old US 15 that leads into Pennsylvania. Only a half mile of that segment is in Maryland, and upon reaching the state line, the road becomes Business US 15/Emmitsburg Pike. Thus there is a half mile gap between the two business routes in Emmitsburg and Gettysburg.

Northern End | Southern End

 

BUSINESS
15 
Northern End · US 15, northeast of Emmitsburg


Brian Polidoro 6/03

Northbound on Business US 15, which curves to the right to end at US 15.

 


Brian Polidoro 6/03

The business route's north end as seen from US 15 south. Business US 15 begins to the right, leading straight into Emmitsburg.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1999): Business US 15's north end at US 15.

 

BUSINESS
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Southern End · US 15, south of Emmitsburg


Brian Polidoro 6/03

US 15 southbound at the southern end of Business US 15, which begins to the right.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1999): Business US 15's south end at US 15.

 

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