Maryland Route 57

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Maryland Route 57

St. Paul Road
Maryland Route 57 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length4.02 mi[1] (6.47 km)
Major junctions
South end US 40 near Clear Spring
North end MD 494 near Fairview
CountryUnited States
Highway system
MD 56 MD 58

Maryland Route 57 (MD 57) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as St. Paul Road, the state highway runs 4.02 miles (6.47 km) from U.S. Route 40 (US 40) near Clear Spring north to MD 494 near Fairview. MD 57 was constructed in stages between 1916 and 1933. The state highway originally extended to the Pennsylvania state line, but was rolled back in favor of MD 494 in the early 1960s.

Route description

View north from the south end of MD 57 at US 40 near Clear Spring

MD 57 begins at an intersection with US 40 (National Pike) next to the highway's namesake, St. Paul's Church, east of the town of Clear Spring.[2] After crossing Meadow Brook, the state highway heads north as a two-lane undivided road through farmland, intersecting Broadfording Road and passing over Rockdale Run. Immediately after crossing Dry Run, MD 57 reaches its northern terminus at MD 494 (Fairview Road) west of Fairview. St. Paul Road continues north as a county-maintained road to the Pennsylvania state line.[1][3]


MD 57 was constructed as a state-aid road from US 40 to Broadfording Road around 1916.[4] By 1921, the paved portion was extended north to Rockdale Run.[5] The remainder of MD 57 and what is now MD 494 to the Pennsylvania state line were completed by 1933.[6] The segment of MD 494 from MD 57 to the state line was originally part of MD 57.[7] MD 57 was removed from the run to the state line in favor of MD 494 in 1963.[8]

Junction list

The entire route is in Washington County.

Clear Spring0.000.00 US 40 (National Pike) – Hagerstown, HancockSouthern terminus
Fairview4.026.47 MD 494 (Fairview Road) – Cearfoss, Mercersburg, PANorthern 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 2010-11-12.
  2. ^ "History of Saint Paul's Church". St. Paul's Reformed Church. 2007. Retrieved 2010-03-10.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Google (2010-03-10). "Maryland Route 57" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  4. ^ 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. 20. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1921). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  6. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1933). Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  7. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1939). General Highway Map: State of Maryland (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.
  8. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1963). Maryland: Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.

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