Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that the Kingsville triangle would be dedicated shortly before the Kingsville Independence Day Parade, at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4th.
The triangle is located at the intersection of Belair, Bradshaw, and Jerusalem Roads.
The State Roads Commission voted earlier this year to dedicate the publicly-owned area in honor of Edward “Doc” Sears. From 1952 to 1987, Sears operated the Kingsville Pharmacy at this location. The community landmark was bulldozed when the state of Maryland made improvements to the roads in the Kingsville area. Sears was a corpsman on the USS Karnes in World War II. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy and attended the University of Maryland Pharmacy School, graduating in 1951. Sears was an active resident and community leader who was very involved in the annual Kingsville Independence Day parade.
“We are honored to dedicate this area as part of the Kingsville Independence Day festivities,” commented Linda Alexander, parade chair.
“The Kingsville Independence Day Parade symbolizes the small-town appeal of this wonderful, patriotic community,” Councilman Marks added. “It is fitting to dedicate this triangle to a leading citizen who contributed to the parade and the history of Kingsville.”
Opening ceremonies for the parade are at 11 a.m.