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Ask the historical society: Elkton Heights fairgrounds

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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 8:32 pm

Someone said there was a fairground in Elkton Heights? I have never heard that.

― Rick

In 1880, the Cecil County Agricultural Society opened the first county fair on ground at the edge of Elkton. The property started on the north side of Railroad Avenue and continued into Elkton Heights. On the expansive parcel, there were a number of attractive pavilions and buildings to support horse races, livestock exhibits, agricultural implement displays, lectures, and entertainment. The fair continued until 1897, when the enterprise fell on hard times.

― Ernest A. Howard Almanac of Cecil County History

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • ctscbob posted at 8:54 am on Fri, Feb 8, 2013.

    ctscbob Posts: 27

    When explaining this, you should make clear to readers that the railroad was NOT where it is today. Rather, it is my understanding that Railroad Ave was on the north side of the tracks, which were just north of High St.