Baltimore County Councilman David Marks thanked county public works crews for correcting a safety problem in the historic village of Franklinville, north of Kingsville.
Marks was contacted by Judy Beard, who worked to make Franklinville a county historic district. She informed Marks that trucks were improperly accessing the bridge at Vinegar Hill Road, which cannot accommodate large vehicles. Marks worked with the county to relocate the sign so trucks know of the safety restrictions.
“David Marks again rescues a historical community in Baltimore County,” Beard said. “He wasted no time in responding when I made my request to get better signage for a historical bridge that was in jeopardy.”
Franklinville is located on the banks of the Little Gunpowder Falls, the border between Baltimore and Harford counties. This area can trace its roots to a grist mill in the 1770s.
Later, an ironworks was built and, in the 182os, Mount Vernon-Woodberry Mills built a company town to support the cotton-duck factory that survived until 1910.
In the 1990s, Beard led the effort to establish the Franklinville historic district.
“I would like to thank Judy Beard and all those who work to keep Franklinville, Upper Falls, and Kingsville such beautiful areas,” Marks said.