Roscommon to Texas, MD

A handful of blogs regularly capture my attention, including Joe Buggy’s “Townland of Origin.”

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Quarry-Irish in Texas, MD

In the mid-19th century, a limestone quarry twelve miles north of Baltimore created a demand for unskilled workers. An Irish community emerged, apparently named “Texas” after the immigrants’ original destination. Stone from the Texas quarry was used for projects such as the Washington Monument and the State House in Annapolis.

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