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Who Was Augustine Herman and Why is There a Highway Named for Him?

Having lived in Cecil County for nearly 20 years, I’ve often wondered who Augustine Herman was and why he had such an impact on the region. A school, a river, and numerous developments in the south county area bear the name of his estate, and Augustine Herman Highway (Route 213) is a major thoroughfare connecting north and south ends of the county. It turns out this Czech merchant has a fascinating history: he was an explorer, statesman, mapmaker, and land baron who established the Bohemia ...

Contributed by Tracy Miller