Maryland Route 76

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Maryland Route 76

Motters Station Road
Maryland Route 76 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length5.69 mi[1] (9.16 km)
Major junctions
South end MD 77 near Rocky Ridge
North end US 15 near Emmitsburg
CountryUnited States
Highway system
MD 75 MD 77

Maryland Route 76 (MD 76) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Motters Station Road, the state highway runs 5.69 miles (9.16 km) from MD 77 in Rocky Ridge north to U.S. Route 15 (US 15) near Emmitsburg in northern Frederick County. MD 76 was constructed in two sections in the early 1920s and late 1930s.

Route description

View north along MD 76 north of MD 77 in Rocky Ridge

MD 76 begins at an intersection with MD 77 (Rocky Ridge Road) in the village of Rocky Ridge. The roadway continues south as county-maintained Longs Mill Road. The state highway heads north as a two-lane undivided road that passes over the Maryland Midland Railway and parallels the Monocacy River from a distance. In the hamlet of Motters, MD 76 intersects Four Point Roads, which leads east to the historic Fourpoints Bridge over Toms Creek, and makes a turn to the west. The state highway intersects Old Frederick Road and curves to the northwest before reaching its northern terminus at US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) south of Emmitsburg. The roadway continues west as county-maintained Motters Station Road to St. Anthony Road, the old alignment of US 15 that leads to Mount St. Mary's University and the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.[1][2]


The first section of MD 76 was completed by 1921 as a concrete road from US 15 to Motters, a station on the Emmitsburg branch of the Western Maryland Railway.[3] The highway between Rocky Ridge and Motters was completed in 1938.[4] Aside from minor improvements, MD 76 has not changed since.

Junction list

The entire route is in Frederick County.

Rocky Ridge0.000.00 MD 77 (Rocky Ridge Road) / Longs Mill Road south – Thurmont, TaneytownSouthern terminus
Emmitsburg5.699.16 US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) / Motters Station Road north – Frederick, GettysburgNorthern 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 2011-03-20.
  2. ^ Google (2011-03-20). "Maryland Route 76" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  3. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1921). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  4. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1938). Map of Maryland Showing State Road System (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.

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