Maryland Route 35

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Maryland Route 35

Ellerslie Road
Maryland Route 35 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length2.37 mi[1] (3.81 km)
Major junctions
South end MD 36 in Corriganville
North end PA 96 in Ellerslie
CountryUnited States
Highway system
MD 34 MD 36

Maryland Route 35 (MD 35) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Ellerslie Road, the state highway runs 2.37 miles (3.81 km) north from MD 36 in Corriganville to the Pennsylvania state line in Ellerslie. There the highway continues north as Pennsylvania Route 96 (PA 96).

MD 35 was constructed in the late 1910s and was one of the original signed state highways in 1927. The state highway runs through the valley of Wills Creek, an important passage for the railroads beginning in the mid 19th century.

Route description

View north from the south end of MD 35 at MD 36 in Corriganville

MD 35 begins at an intersection with MD 36 (Mount Savage Road) in Corriganville. The state highway immediately intersects Kreigbaum Road, which is unsigned MD 831C. After leaving Corriganville, MD 35 heads north as a two-lane undivided road lined with scattered residences. The state highway runs through a narrow valley between Wills Mountain to the east and Little Allegheny Mountain to the west, paralleled by Wills Creek and CSX's Keystone Subdivision railroad line. MD 35 passes through Ellerslie, within which the highway crosses a branch of Wills Creek, before reaching its northern terminus at the Pennsylvania state line. The highway continues north as PA 96 (Hyndman Road) toward Hyndman.[1][2]


The valley of Wills Creek north of Corriganville has a significant place in railroad history as not only part of the ascent from Cumberland to the Summit of the Alleghenies at Sand Patch but also part of the route between Frostburg and Bedford, Pennsylvania. No less than three different railroads used the part of the valley north of Corriganville in the late 19th century: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad, and Western Maryland Railway.[3] The first road built through the valley, the Creek Road, was present by 1898.[3][4] This road was built adjacent to Wills Creek and remains today as Beach View Drive in Corriganville and Schellsburg Road in Ellerslie.[2][4] Between 1917 and 1919 a new road was built by the Maryland State Roads Commission following the present alignment on the hillside above the creek.[5][6][7] In 1927, this road was one of the original signed Maryland state numbered highways. The MD 35 designation originally extended further south along what is today MD 36 to U.S. Route 40 just above the Cumberland Narrows.[8] The southern terminus of MD 35 was rolled back to Corriganville and replaced by MD 36 between 1939 and 1946.[9][10]

Junction list

The entire route is in Allegany County.

Corriganville0.000.00 MD 36 (Mount Savage Road) – Cumberland, Mount SavageSouthern terminus
PA 96 north (Hyndman Road) – Hyndman
Pennsylvania state line; northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  2. ^ a b Google (2010-02-17). "Maryland Route 35" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  3. ^ a b Hansrote, Hazel Groves. "Will's Town". Archived from the original on 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  4. ^ a b Frostburg, MD quadrangle (Map) (1898 ed.). 1:48,000. 15 Minute Series (Topographic). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  5. ^ "NBI Structure Number: 100000010068010". National Bridge Inventory. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  6. ^ Zouck, Frank H.; Uhl, G. Clinton; Mudd, John F. (January 1920). Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1916–1919 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 18. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  7. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1921). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  8. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1927). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  9. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1939). General Highway Map: State of Maryland (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.
  10. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1946). Maryland: Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1946–1947 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.

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